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Tokyo — 6 nights

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.
You've added Akihabara, Mt. Takao, Tokyo Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: make a trip to Tokyo Skytree and visit Odaiba District.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Fujisawa.
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Fujisawa — 1 night

Situated on Kanagawa's Sagami Bay, the city of Fujisawa serves as the gateway to beaches on the small island of Enoshima, as well as the sandy coast and temples of nearby Kamakura.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, observe the fascinating underwater world at Enoshima Aquarium, step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island, then take in the dramatic natural features at Enoshima Iwaya Caves, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Enoshima Sea Candle.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Fujisawa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect nights in Fujisawa to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 3 nights

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

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Traveling by flight from Fujisawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Fujisawa in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nara.
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Nara — 1 day

Ancient City

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple 5 Stories Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

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You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Osaka.
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Osaka — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Niutsuhime Shrine (in Katsuragi-cho) and Koya-cho (Torodo Temple & Koyasan Okunoin). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, admire the landmark architecture of Tsutenkaku, don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip maker.

Getting from Nara to Osaka by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Japan travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.