7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bacolod, Negros Island
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 1 night
2
Osaka
— Few hours
train:  10​h
3
Kobe
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
4
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Nara
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
End: Bacolod, Negros Island

1
night
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.
To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip builder website .

Bacolod, Philippines to Osaka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bacolod to Osaka is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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few
hours
Osaka

Osaka
To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip builder app .

You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

3
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
You've added Rokkosan Farm, Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, Mt. Rokko, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, explore and take pictures at Rokkosan Farm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rokko, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mudoji Temple, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Chinatown (Nankinmachi), then steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amore Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kobe vacation planner .

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Osaka. September in Kobe sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Amore Beach
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Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens
Chinatown (Nankinmachi) ©
Chinatown (Nankinmachi)
Mt. Rokko ©
Mt. Rokko

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, make a trip to Gion, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle and then don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary app .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Kobe. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Gion
Gion
Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nara trip planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In October, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nara

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

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