9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Tokyo
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  13 h 45 min
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tannowa Beach and Kataonami Beach. Do your shopping at Rinku Premium Outlets and Kuroshio Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Porto Europe (in Wakayama), Chihayaakasaka-mura (Mizukoshitoge & Mt. Kongo) and Koya-cho (Mt. Koya, Kongobu-ji Temple, & more). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Gyoja no Taki, appreciate the views at Mitarai Valley, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Osaka is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Osaka. While traveling from Abu Dhabi, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Osaka, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wakayama, Koya-cho, Chihayaakasaka-mura, Izumisano, Mitarai Valley
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Mitarai Valley ©
Mitarai Valley
Mt. Kongo ©
Mt. Kongo

4
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.
Visit Moroiso Shores and Akiya, Tateishi Coast for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi and Hakone Shisseikaen. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Hakone-machi (Pola Museum of Art & The Hakone Open-Air Museum), Odawara Castle (in Odawara) and Kamogawa Sea World (in Kamogawa). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Nagasawa Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder website .

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Yokosuka, Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, Odawara Castle, Kamogawa Sea World
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Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi ©
Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi
Kamogawa Sea World ©
Kamogawa Sea World

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