11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Nara
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Higashinada). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotonbori, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Osaka tour itinerary app .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Osaka is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, things will get a bit cooler in Osaka: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Byodoin, contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine.

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Traveling by train from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Byodoin
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour itinerary maker site .

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. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

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

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, and get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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