6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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6 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Osaka
Train:  3 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
3
Hikone
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Ise
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Osaka

1
night
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.
To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker website .

Osaka to Tokyo is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. February in Tokyo sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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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.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Kyoto are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hikone.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
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Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

1
night
Hikone

Hikone ©
A small city on the shores of the country's largest lake, Hikone draws in visitors with its fine castle.
On the 7th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園, steep yourself in history at Rakuraku Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Hikone Castle Umaya, then stop by Itoju Honten, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Soanji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Umoreginoya.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hikone online journey planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Hikone by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hikone, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Hikone

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Tenneiji ©
Tenneiji
玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園 ©
Umoreginoya ©
Umoreginoya

2
nights
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the activities along Miyagawa Zutsumi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uji Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kazahinominomiya, then look for gifts at Hakutaka Miyake Shoten, and finally contemplate the long history of Sarume Shrine. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Izawa Shrine, then wander the streets of Uramuracho, then take in panoramic vistas at Harusame Observatory, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aonominesan Shofuku-ji Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ise trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Hikone to Ise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Hikone in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Ise. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Toba
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Sarume Shrine ©
Sarume Shrine
Uramuracho ©
Uramuracho
Izawa Shrine ©
Izawa Shrine

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