9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Himeji (Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and stop by Shimada Shoten.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Osaka travel planner.

George Town, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from George Town in February, expect Osaka to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Himeji
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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 14th (Fri): make a trip to Nagoya Castle, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagoya itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Osaka, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can take a 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, thensteep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Bamboo Forest Street, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally visit Gion.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time 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

2
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 17th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Kobe Animal Kingdom, make a trip to Ishoan, thenexamine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, thenmake a trip to Tairyuji Temple, and finally make a trip to Nunohiki River Valley.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kobe trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Kyoto to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kobe are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
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Kobe Animal Kingdom ©
Kobe Animal Kingdom
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

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