11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Nara
— 1 day
5
Osaka
— 3 nights

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Osaka City Central Hall, Umeda Sky Building, Tsuyunoten Shrine, and other attractions.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Osaka travel itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November; daily highs in Osaka reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Umeda Sky Building ©
Umeda Sky Building
Osaka City Central Hall ©
Osaka City Central Hall

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, Kenrokuen Garden and The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses. On the 21st (Sat), make a trip to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Omicho Market and then don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Osaka to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Yasaka Shrine, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Gion, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Yasaka Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then take a stroll through Gion, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

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Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daibutsuden, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaidan-do, then walk around Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nara trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Nara are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

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Osaka

Osaka ©
You've added Dotombori District, Osaka Castle, America Mura, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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