13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 5 nights
bus:  9​h 30​min
2
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

5
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.
You've added America Mura, Dotonbori, Minami (Namba), and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Shinsekai, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and snap pictures at Ebisu Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka is 1 hour. In October, Osaka is a bit cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Gion
Gion

5
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 Robot Restaurant, Shibuya Crossing, Toho Cinemas Shinjuku, and other attractions. There's more to do: wander the streets of Akihabara and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Tokyo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Nightlife
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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