10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Ubud, Bali
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Train:  9 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Kobe
— 1 day
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h 30 min
End: Ubud, Bali

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.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Akihabara, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum, then shop like a local with Ginza, and finally admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation maker.

Ubud, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubud to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ubud in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

3
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kyoto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

1
day
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 1st (Fri): shop like a local with Kobe Harborland, take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), then contemplate the long history of Kobe Kitano Museum (Ijinkan-gai), and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kobe sightseeing site.

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kobe: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping Neighborhoods Spas
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

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 2nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Dotombori and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip maker site.

Osaka is very close to Kobe. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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