11 days in Japan & Metro Manila Itinerary

11 days in Japan & Metro Manila Itinerary

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Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
2
Sapporo, Japan
— 1 night
3
Aomori, Japan
— 1 night
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
7
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
8
Kagoshima, Japan
— 1 day

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Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of San Sebastian Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, thentake a stroll through Intramuros, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manila driving holiday planning app.

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major aiports are Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Diosdado Macapagal International Airport. In October in Manila, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Heroes Cemetery
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San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church
Heroes Cemetery ©
Heroes Cemetery
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

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Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, thensee the interesting displays at The Hokkaido University Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Shrine, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo trip planner.

Fly from Manila to Sapporo in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in October, things will get cooler in Sapporo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Aomori.

Things to do in Sapporo

Historic Sites Spas Breweries & Distilleries
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Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine
The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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Aomori, Japan

Aomori ©
Facing Mutsu Bay on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Aomori is a bustling regional capital known for its fresh seafood and modern architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Jomon Jiyukan, admire the masterpieces at Aomori Museum of Art, delve into the distant past at Sannai-Maruyama Site, thentest the waters at a local thermal spa, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse, and finally see the interesting displays at Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Aomori trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Aomori takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Aomori

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru ©
Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru
Sannai-Maruyama Site ©
Sannai-Maruyama Site
Aomori Museum of Art ©
Aomori Museum of Art

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and design of University of Tokyo, stop by Ueno District, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, thenvisit Yanaka District, and finally contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo vacation maker tool.

Traveling by train from Aomori to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Aomori - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Ueno District ©
Ueno District

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Kyoto, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jojakkoji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gio-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Daikaku-ji, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinnyodo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konkai Komyoji Temple, contemplate the long history of Ishibe Alley, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Entoku-in, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto sightseeing website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple ©
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

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Osaka, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Midosuji Street, thenget to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, thenvisit Dotombori District, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Osaka travel planning app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho

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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 19th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, thensteep yourself in history at Peace Flame, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima travel route planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Spas
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Peace Flame ©
Peace Flame

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Kagoshima, Japan

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Iso Beach, explore the activities along Sekiyoshi Sluice Gate of Yoshino Leat, thengo for a walk through Sengan-en, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration, and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kagoshima trip maker website.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kagoshima by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Museum of the Meiji Restoration ©
Museum of the Meiji Restoration
Thermal Spas

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