5 days in Japan Itinerary

5 days in Japan Itinerary

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5 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Nagoya
— 1 night
train:  8​h
3
Hakodate
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder website .

Boracay, Philippines to Kyoto is an approximately 10-hour combination of ferry, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Boracay to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Boracay in December, with highs in Kyoto at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Heian Shrine ©
Heian Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and then make a trip to Osu Shopping Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya day trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in December, plan for slightly colder days in Nagoya, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Historic Sites
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Osu Shopping Street ©
Osu Shopping Street

1
night
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Hakodate, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Goryokaku Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hakodate sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nagoya to Hakodate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nagoya in January, expect Hakodate to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

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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 3rd (Fri), admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hakodate in January, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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