10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Kobe
— 1 day
Drive
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
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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.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation maker.

Ubud, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour 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 travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

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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 Gion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

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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.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kobe sightseeing site.

Take a train from Kyoto to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Spas · Baths
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

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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 District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip maker site.

You can drive from Kobe to Osaka in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. 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 · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Japan travel guide

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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.