11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Lodz
train + Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Nikko
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
3
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  26​h
End: Lodz

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'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Yokohama Port Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal (in Naka), Kamakura (Kamakura Museum of National Treasures & Kōtoku-in) and Zenpuku-ji Temple (in Hamura). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsukiji Hongwanji, buy something for everyone on your list at Diver City Tokyo Plaza, and get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder tool .

Lodz, Poland to Tokyo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lodz to Tokyo is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lodz in October: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 26°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kamakura, Fukuoka Dam, Honkoji, Zenpuku-ji Temple, Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
National Museum of Nature and Science ©

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, then walk around Nikko National Park, then explore the activities along Lake Chuzenji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taiyuimbyo Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): explore the activities along Senjugahama, admire the sheer force of Taiko Oroshi Falls, then snap pictures at Kurenai Bridge, and finally learn more about the world around you at Konoha Fossils Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nikko trip maker app .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nikko, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nasushiobara
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Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

1
night
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 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Ryukoku University Omiya Campus, make a trip to Ryogin-an Temple, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, and finally steep yourself in history at Yasaka Shrine.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Nikko to Kyoto in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Nikko in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Tenryuji Temple ©
Tenryuji Temple
Kyoto International Manga Museum ©
Kyoto International Manga Museum
Yasaka Shrine ©
Yasaka Shrine

2
nights
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 29th (Tue), explore the activities along Saho River, then examine the collection at The World Money Box Museum, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mayasan Tenjoji Temple, examine the collection at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Jokainyudo Taira no Kiyomori Statue, then examine the collection at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, and finally contemplate the long history of Zentsu-ji Temple.

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Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Tours Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kobe, Amagasaki, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, Saho River
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Food Tours
Saho River ©
Saho River
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum ©
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

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