9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
2
Osaka
— 1 night
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights

3
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, take a stroll through Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto itinerary maker website.

Miami, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. While traveling from Miami, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): wander the streets of Dotombori District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

3
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

Before you visit Tokyo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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