11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Kita
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Hakone-machi
— Few hours
train:  2​h
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Castle, Dotonbori and Universal Studios Japan. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kita online attractions planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kita is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kita. In January, Kita is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

2
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.
You've added Arashiyama, Kimono Rental Kyoto Aiwafuku Fushimi Inari, Kamigamo Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 30th (Wed), head outdoors with Kimono Rental Kyoto Aiwafuku Fushimi Inari, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine, and finally make a trip to Arashiyama. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle, then make a trip to Nishiki Market, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kita to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fujiyama Onsen, Lake Kawaguchi, Momiji Tunnel, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): hike along Momiji Tunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, and then test the waters at Fujiyama Onsen.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip planner .

You can drive from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. When traveling from Kyoto in February, plan for slightly colder days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Fujiyoshida
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:
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Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
Fujiyama Onsen ©
Fujiyama Onsen
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

2
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.
You've added Caretta Shiodome, Ginza, Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Caretta Shiodome ©
Caretta Shiodome

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi tour builder site .

Drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in February, you will find days in Hakone-machi are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Asakusa.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in February: highs in Tokyo hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Shibuya 109 ©
Shibuya 109
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Omoide Yokocho ©
Omoide Yokocho

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