8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kujira Entertainment as well as YUCa's Japanese Cooking. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Tokyo is 14 hours. In September, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Classes · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Kyoto

— 2 nights
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 27th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Osaka

— 2 nights
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.
On the 29th (Wed), wander the streets of Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

Plan my trip to Osaka with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.