10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Osaka
— 1 night
2
Yoshino-cho
— Few hours
3
Nara
— Few hours
4
Osaka
— 1 night
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
6
Otsu
— 1 night
7
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
8
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
9
Tokyo
— 1 night

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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.
On the 27th (Sat), get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Osaka online trip itinerary planner.

Shanghai, China to Osaka is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yoshino-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Fun & Games
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

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Yoshino-cho

Yoshino-cho ©
You've now added Mt. Yoshino to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yoshino.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yoshino-cho trip builder.

You can drive from Osaka to Yoshino-cho in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Yoshino-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Yoshino-cho

Parks Nature
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Mt. Yoshino ©
Mt. Yoshino

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Nara

Nara ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, explore the galleries of Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nara day trip site.

Traveling by car from Yoshino-cho to Nara takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Nara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Museums
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall ©
Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street and then get a taste of the local shopping with Midosuji Street.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street
Midosuji Street ©
Midosuji Street

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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.
On your second day here, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, thenwander the streets of Gion, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanzen-ji Temple.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kyoto route builder website.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Otsu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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Otsu

Otsu ©
The lake port city of Otsu has a wealth of sites of historical and cultural importance and lies within close proximity to Kyoto.
You've now added Miho Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ritsuin Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komponchudo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Otsu trip itinerary planning website.

Otsu is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In March, daytime highs in Otsu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Otsu

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Miho Museum
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Miho Museum ©
Miho Museum

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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg. and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip builder app.

You can drive from Otsu to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. When traveling from Otsu in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Koshu
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Daiszenji Temple ©
Daiszenji Temple
Marufuji Winery ©
Marufuji Winery

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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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson)
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Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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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 Ghibli Museum Mitaka as well as Tsukiji Hongwanji. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, stop by Yanaka District, thenwander the streets of Ginza, and finally stop by Ginza Itoya Hontren. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiji Hongwanji and then wander the streets of Ueno District.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo journey planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in April, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Yanaka District ©
Yanaka District

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