9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Nagoya
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Kobe
— 1 night
5
Osaka
— 2 nights

2
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.
On your second day here, take a stroll through Odaiba District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and then wander the streets of Ueno District.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip maker tool.

Beijing, China to Tokyo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Beijing in November, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Chikurin Park, Kiyose Sunflower Farm
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, thencontemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, and finally take a stroll through Sakae.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya attractions planning site.

Take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Spas, Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Genkoan, thensteep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, wander the streets of Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinnyodo Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Enkō-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja.

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Getting from Nagoya to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Shukugawa Catholic Church, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kobe Municipal Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobe Muslim Mosque, thentake a stroll through Kobe Harborland, and finally visit Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kobe day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kobe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shukugawa Catholic Church
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, get engrossed in the history at Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, thenget to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, and finally visit Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Osaka, thencontemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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