10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 1 night
End: Tokyo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings as well as Tokyo DisneySea. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edo-Tokyo Museum and Asakusa. Do your shopping at Takeshita Street and Kimono Me. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji and make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool .

Edmonton, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 16 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in September, expect nights in Tokyo to be much warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Gion as well as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building and then take a stroll through Gion.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kyoto are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Gion
Gion
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kyoto Station Building ©
Kyoto Station Building

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at Hankyu Umeda Gallery, and finally shop like a local with Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary app .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In September, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings as well as Tokyo Tower. On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then explore the galleries of Art Jeunesse Akihabara, and then wander the streets of Akihabara. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Stockplus, then get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Art Jeunesse Akihabara ©
Art Jeunesse Akihabara
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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