11 days in Japan & Busan Itinerary

11 days in Japan & Busan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan & Busan Itinerary

Start: Daegu, South Korea
1
Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  2​h
2
Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  32​h 30​min
End: Dallas, United States

2
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Busan Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, then see the interesting displays at Busan Modern History Museum, then stroll through Songjeong Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Dadaepo Beach, kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, then stroll through Igidae Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Beomeosa Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Geumjung Mt. fortress.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Busan online driving holiday planner .

Daegu to Busan is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Daegu in June: highs in Busan hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Songjeong Beach ©
Songjeong Beach
Beomeosa Temple ©
Beomeosa Temple
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

1
night
Osaka, Japan

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 Cup Noodle Mueseum in Osaka, Ikeda, Osaka Castle, Hozenji Yokocho, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, examine the collection at Cup Noodle Mueseum in Osaka, Ikeda, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho, then take a stroll through Dotonbori, and finally snap pictures at Ebisu Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Busan to Osaka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
You've added Gion, Pontocho, Nishiki Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take a stroll through Pontocho.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker site .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
You've added Tokyo Disneyland, Ginza, Kanda Jimbocho Bookstore Area, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Asakusa, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Kanda Jimbocho Bookstore Area
Kanda Jimbocho Bookstore Area
Shimokitazawa ©
Shimokitazawa
Ginza ©
Ginza

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