7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Miyakojima
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Osaka
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Tower. On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hongaku-ji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites
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Hongaku-ji Temple ©
Hongaku-ji Temple
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
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.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gokonomiya Shrine, make a trip to Hokai-ji Temple, then make a trip to Fushimi Sake Village, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Matsumoto Sake Brewery. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, take a stroll through Fushimi Suigo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Benzaiten Chokeiji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Byodoin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto day trip site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple, Byodoin
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Gokonomiya Shrine ©
Gokonomiya Shrine
Byodoin ©
Byodoin
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum ©
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

few
hours
Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 15th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Yabiji.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Miyakojima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Wildlife
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Yabiji
Yabiji

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.
On the 16th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel and then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Osaka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. July in Osaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel

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