10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shakujo-ji Temple, make a trip to Previously Tanaka Family House, join the crowd at Kawaguchi Autorace, then stroll around Oarata Kotsu Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saifuku-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsuzoin Temple.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kawaguchi trip itinerary builder tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kawaguchi is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kawaguchi is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, things will get little chillier in Kawaguchi: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Oarata Kotsu Park
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Saifuku-ji Temple ©
Saifuku-ji Temple
Mitsuzoin Temple ©
Mitsuzoin Temple

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, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip app .

You can drive from Kawaguchi to Tokyo in an hour. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Omicho Market, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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: Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama), Kinkaku-ji (in Kyoto) and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Dotonbori, and have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Fun & Games

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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