9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a stroll through Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, thenexplore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and finally examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

George Town, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from George Town to Osaka. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from George Town in February; daily highs in Osaka reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Osaka to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Osaka in February, you will find days in Nagoya are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

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

2
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.
On the 14th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thendon't miss a visit to Bamboo Forest Street, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto 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 on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), thensee the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Koko-en. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tairyuji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudoji Temple, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rokko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishinomiya Shrine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kobe trip builder website.

Getting from Kyoto to Kobe by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Kobe sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Himeji, Nishinomiya Shrine
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

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