32 days in Japan Itinerary

32 days in Japan Itinerary

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32 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Kyoto
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kuwana
— 10 nights
train:  3​h
3
Kita
— 6 nights
train:  1​h
4
Kobe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kishiwada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Sakai
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Amagasaki
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Kashiwa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Izumisano
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nonomiya Shrine, Higashiyama Hanatouro, Gion, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Nishiki Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Hanamikoji Street, then wander the streets of Gion, and finally take in some culture at Higashiyama Hanatouro.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online attractions planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kyoto is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuwana.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Bamboo Forest Street ©
Bamboo Forest Street
Togetsukyo Bridge ©
Togetsukyo Bridge

10
nights
Kuwana

Kuwana ©
The historic town of Kuwana stands as one of the 53 post stations that dotted the route between Kyoto and Edo (as Tokyo was then known) during the Edo period.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shogenji Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuwana travel route planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kuwana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Kuwana sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kita.

Things to do in Kuwana

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Nabana no Sato ©
Nabana no Sato
Shogenji Temple ©
Shogenji Temple

6
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kyobashi Bridge, Ten-nen Onsen Naniwa no Yu, Japan Night Walk Tour, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Kita: Cup Noodle Mueseum in Osaka, Ikeda (in Ikeda) and Arashiyama (in Kyoto).

Find out how to plan Kita trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kuwana to Kita takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kobe.

Things to do in Kita

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Osaka, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, Arashiyama
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlets has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then get some fabulous bargains at Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlets.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kobe trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kita to Kobe takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kishiwada.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Himeji
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

1
night
Kishiwada

Kishiwada ©
Kishiwada is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. You've now added Kishiwada CanCan Bayside Mall to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sat), browse the different shops at Kishiwada CanCan Bayside Mall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kishiwada itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kobe to Kishiwada by car takes about an hour. December in Kishiwada sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kishiwada

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kinokawa
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Kishiwada CanCan Bayside Mall ©
Kishiwada CanCan Bayside Mall
Kishiwada Castle ©
Kishiwada Castle

3
nights
Sakai

Sakai ©
Known as a prominent medieval seaport, and for its keyhole burial mounds and Samurai swords, the bayside city of Sakai boasts plenty of attractions.
You've now added Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omiwa Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Horyu-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Owada Sumiyoshi Shrine.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sakai trip maker tool .

Sakai is just a stone's throw from Kishiwada. In December, daily temperatures in Sakai can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sakai

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Sakurai, Kinpusenji Temple, Muroji Temple, Ishibutai Tomb
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

1
night
Amagasaki

Amagasaki ©
Amagasaki is an industrial city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Universal Studios Japan has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get great views at Tempozan Ferris Wheel and then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amagasaki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sakai to Amagasaki takes an hour. December in Amagasaki sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amagasaki

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel

3
nights
Kashiwa

Kashiwa ©
Kashiwa is a city located in northwestern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Natural Hot Spring Minorinoyu Kashiwa Health Center has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Rikugien Garden, take a stroll through Harajuku Takeshita-dori, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally make a trip to Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, then see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Hachiko.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kashiwa travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amagasaki to Kashiwa. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kashiwa

Neighborhoods Spas Baths

Side Trip

Tokyo
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

3
nights
Izumisano

Izumisano ©
Tourists usually visit Izumisano for its proximity to the massive Kansai International Airport.
You've now added Rinku Premium Outlets to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kimiidera Temple, find something for the whole family at Porto Europe, then admire the natural beauty at Momijidani Garden, and finally make a trip to Wakayama Castle.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kashiwa to Izumisano. December in Izumisano sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Izumisano

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Wakayama, Koya-cho, Hogen-ji Temple
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Wakayama Castle ©
Wakayama Castle
Kimiidera Temple ©
Kimiidera Temple

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