12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 1 day
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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— Few hours
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 1 day

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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 day by day itinerary now includes Tokyo Disneyland, Diver City Tokyo Plaza, Museum of Yebisu Beer, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Maihama (Ikspiari & Tokyo DisneySea).

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online tour itinerary planner.

Honolulu, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Honolulu to Tokyo, you'll lose 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Honolulu in October, with highs in Tokyo at 72°F and lows at 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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Must see
Samurai Museum
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Museum of Yebisu Beer
4.0
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Shopping Mall
Nakano Broadway
3.9

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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 Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kyoto Station Building, Arashiyama, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, go for a walk through Arashiyama, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kyoto Station Building, then take a stroll through Gion, and finally steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

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Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 60°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
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Must see
Arashiyama
4.3
Neighborhood
Gion
4.1

1
day
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 Dotombori District, Umeda Sky Building, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Kuromon Market, wander the streets of Nipponbashi Denden Town, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally don't miss a visit to Umeda Sky Building.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Osaka tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Rurikoin and Kinkaku-ji. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rurikoin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
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Must see
Nijo Castle
4.3
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Must see
Kinkaku-ji
4.4

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Tokyo

Tokyo
For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll set off for Hakone-machi on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Hakone Craft House.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Shopping · Museums · Classes
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
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Art Gallery
Hakone Craft House
4.2

1
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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Hozomon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Asakusa Shrine
4.3
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Historic Site
Nezu Shrine
4.4
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Historic Site
Hozomon
4.5

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