6 days in Japan Itinerary
6 days in Japan Itinerary
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— 3 nights
Sun, Mar 26 - Fri, Mar 31
Tokyo — 1 night
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.Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll around Ueno Park and then get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.
To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip tool.
Phoenix, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. When traveling from Phoenix in March, plan for much colder days in Tokyo, with highs around 58°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Osaka.
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Osaka — 3 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.Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Nijo Castle, &more) and Jishu Shrine (in Otsu). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.
To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Osaka online tour planner.
Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Osaka, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Japan travel guide
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.