10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  8​h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto
— 1 day
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Nara
— 1 day
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

1
night
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.
To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning site .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In November, Tokyo is much colder than Jakarta - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Japan as well as Eat Osaka. On the 25th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then expand your horizons at Eat Osaka, and then shop like a local with Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Osaka road trip app .

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Classes
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel route planner.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary app .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. On the 26th (Tue), you're off toNara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

1
day
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then stroll around Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nara trip builder app .

You can take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Nara, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
See even more of Tokyo: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, take a stroll through Odaiba, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

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