10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
3
Himeji
— 1 night
train + Fly:  14​h
End: Dubai

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.
Visit Tokyo National Museum and Imperial Palace for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ginza and Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura) and Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Asakusa, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo driving holiday app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Dubai in June, plan for colder days in Tokyo, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama Chinatown
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nijo-jo Castle and Dotonbori. Popular historic sites such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine are in your itinerary. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Osaka Castle in Osaka, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take in nature's colorful creations at Shosei-en Garden, examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 23rd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Kokoen Garden and then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Himeji tour itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kyoto in June, you will find days in Himeji are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

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