12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 3 nights
2
Nagoya
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Kobe
— 3 nights

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka itinerary maker app.

George Town, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In February, Osaka is cooler than George Town - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 12th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, thenexamine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Osaka in February, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Todai-ji Temple about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and go for a walk through Gion.

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Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
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.
On the 17th (Mon), examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, thengo for a walk through Himeji Castle, and finally get in on the family fun at Rokkosan Field Athletic. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Kobe Fashion Museum, contemplate the long history of Ishoan, thengain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, and finally make a trip to Tairyuji Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kobe trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Himeji
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

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