11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly + Train:  12​h 45​min
1
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: George Town, Penang Island

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, then admire the natural beauty at Nabana no Sato, then contemplate the long history of Inuyama Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hikone Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Nagoya Castle, then see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

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George Town, Malaysia to Nagoya is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from George Town to Nagoya. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from George Town in February; daily highs in Nagoya reach 7°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hikone Castle, Nabana no Sato, Inuyama Castle
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

2
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
On the 12th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Kawaguchi, and then make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nagoya to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Fuji-Q Highland
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Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba ©
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Odaiba and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel planning tool .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in February, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (12°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On your second day here, take a stroll through Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and finally steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
On the 17th (Mon), take a stroll through Dotonbori and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

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Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In February, daytime highs in Osaka are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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