11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Himeji Castle. Step out of Osaka to go to Nara and see Nara Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and visit Dotombori District.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary builder site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Osaka reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Nara Park
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Family-friendly places like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Arashiyama, stop by Fuuka-Kimono, stop by Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel planning app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Family-friendly places like Tokyo Disneyland and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planning app.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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