8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 1 day
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, thenget your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, thenwander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka online trip itinerary maker.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Osaka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Osaka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in November, with highs in Osaka at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

1
day
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 30th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online route planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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