11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Nara
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights

2
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 Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Osaka road trip app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Osaka is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Osaka, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, things will get little chillier in Osaka: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 7th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Byodoin, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

Plan trip to Nara with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Byodoin
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and finally visit Gion.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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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.
Attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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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