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
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
taxi + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Himeji
— 1 night
train + Fly:  14​h
End: Dubai

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Tokyo National Museum and Senso-ji Temple are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Akihabara. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip tool .

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 difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in June: highs in Tokyo hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

1
night
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yamanouchi-machi travel planner .

Drive from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. In June in Yamanouchi-machi, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Wildlife Parks
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gion and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Popular historic sites such as Nijo-jo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, contemplate the long history of Keage Incline, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Yamanouchi-machi to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Himeji sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kyoto in June, you will find days in Himeji are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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