11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 30 min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
You've added Shitennoji, Osaka Castle, Shinsekai, and other attractions to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Shitennoji, then steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, then admire the striking features of Umeda Sky Building, and finally make a trip to Shinsekai.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Manila, Philippines to Osaka is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manila to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Osaka is cooler than Manila - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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 list of things to see and do now includes Bamboo Forest Street, Ginkakuji Temple, Gion, and other attractions. On the 5th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Gion.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto tour app.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. January in Kyoto sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses has been added to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Takayama vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Takayama takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Takayama, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
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1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You've now added Hakone Kowakien Yunessun to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a splash at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Hakone Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Takayama to Hakone-machi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hakone-machi are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Theme Parks Baths Spas
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Hakone Kowakien Yunessun ©
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kabukicho District, Shinjuku Golden Gai, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, make a trip to Hozomon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at teamLab☆Planets.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo route tool.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Tokyo by combination of bus and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Hozomon ©
Hozomon

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