11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  14​h
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h
End: Chicago

6
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Meiji Jingu Shrine, teamLab Borderless, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nezu Shrine and Suginami Animation Museum. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Akihabara and get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip tool .

Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Dallas to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urayasu, Shinyokohama Ramen Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

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.
You've added Nabana no Sato, Arashiyama, Arashiyama Kimono Forest, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tenryuji Temple and Kennin-ji Temple. Kinkaku-ji and Tofuku-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji and take a stroll through Gion.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto route app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shitennoji Temple, Nabana no Sato
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Expo '70 Commemorative Park, Minoo Park and Nara Park. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planning app .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara Park, Expo '70 Commemorative Park, Minoo Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Hōzen-ji Temple ©
Hōzen-ji Temple
Minoo Park ©
Minoo Park

few
hours
Tokyo

Tokyo
To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 5th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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