11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Jeddah

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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jeddah to Tokyo. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jeddah in August: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Fuuka-Kimono, don't miss a visit to Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Fuuka-Kimono ©
Fuuka-Kimono

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary builder website .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In September, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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