10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Berlin

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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip site .

Berlin, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Berlin to Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi) and Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji & Gion). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Osaka attractions planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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