22 days in Japan Itinerary

22 days in Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Osaka
1
Osaka
— 11 nights
train:  30​min
2
Nara
— 1 day
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Nara
— 1 day
train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  30​min
6
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Tenkawa-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Osaka

11
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Umeda Sky Building, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koyasan Okunoin and Tempozan Ferris Wheel. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Reihokan Museum, & more), Chokeiji Temple (in Sennan) and Tanizeno Tsuribashi (in Totsukawa-mura). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Mint Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kimiidera Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

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If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Kobe, Yoshino-cho, Chokeiji Temple, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokke-do, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, stroll around Nara Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Todai-ji Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Nara National Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nara visit planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to drive. In June in Nara, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Isuien Garden ©
Isuien Garden

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip planning website .

You can take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Osaka when traveling from Nara in June, with lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Nara on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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1
day
Nara

Nara ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joruri Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akishinodera Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodaiji Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nara online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Joruri Temple
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Toshodaiji Temple ©
Toshodaiji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Mt. Wakakusa ©
Mt. Wakakusa

1
night
Osaka

Osaka ©
On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics and then don't miss a visit to Shinsekai.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka vacation maker tool .

You can take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Nara in June, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Osaka. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums
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Museum of Oriental Ceramics ©
Museum of Oriental Ceramics
Shinsekai ©
Shinsekai

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ninna-ji Temple and Kennin-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Takashima (Shirahige Shrine & Kaizu Osaki). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online sightseeing planner .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tenkawa-mura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Otsu, Takashima
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Tenkawa-mura

Tenkawa-mura ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Toro Cave. On the 29th (Sat), Head underground at Toro Cave.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tenkawa-mura online attractions planner .

You can drive from Kyoto to Tenkawa-mura in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Tenkawa-mura can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tenkawa-mura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Koya-cho
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya

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