11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Nara
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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.
To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka attractions planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka 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. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, stop by Legoland Discovery Center Osaka, then make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, then don't miss a visit to HEP FIVE観覧車, and finally wander the streets of Dotonbori.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nara trip planning website .

You can take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to drive. November in Nara sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nishiki Market Shopping District, Gion, Kennin-ji Temple, and other attractions.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

3
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.
You've added Tokyo International Airport International Terminal Observation Deck, Ginza, Roppongi, and other attractions to your itinerary.

Plan my day in Tokyo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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