7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 1 day
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + ferry:  3​h
4
Naoshima-cho
— Few hours
+2
ferry + bus + train:  3​h 30​min
5
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
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.
You've added Fuji TV Odaiba, Tokyo Big Sight, The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Kokyo Otemon Gate, engage your brain at Science Museum, see a show at Nippon Budokan, then admire the striking features of Tokyo International Forum, then take a stroll through Ginza, and finally admire the striking features of Nakagin Capsule Tower Building. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reiyukai Shakaden Temple, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Mori Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo travel planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in October, you will find days in Tokyo are much colder (26°C), and nights are a bit cooler (18°C). You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
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Science Museum ©
Science Museum
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum

1
day
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kyoto Station Building, Ryoanji Temple, Kinkaku-ji, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Kyoto Station Building, admire the masterpieces at Miho Museum, steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Fine Arts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyoto online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miho Museum
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Miho Museum ©
Miho Museum
Garden of Fine Arts ©
Garden of Fine Arts
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Namba Parks. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Namba Parks.

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Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping
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Namba Parks ©
Namba Parks

few
hours
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ando Museum, Chichu Art Museum, Benesse House Museum, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Naoshima port terminal, admire the landmark architecture of Naoshima Hall, see the interesting displays at Ando Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, then explore the world behind art at Lee Ufan Art Museun, and finally admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Naoshima-cho route planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and ferry from Osaka to Naoshima-cho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Naoshima-cho are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums
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Lee Ufan Art Museun ©
Lee Ufan Art Museun
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner .

Getting from Naoshima-cho to Osaka by combination of ferry, bus, and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 28th (Mon), you're off toTokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added The National Art Center, Tokyo, National Yoyogi Stadium, Shibuya Crossing, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, see where the action happens at National Yoyogi Stadium, take a stroll through Omotesando, then explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo, then admire the masterpieces at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, and finally wander the streets of Akihabara.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Omotesando ©
Omotesando
The National Art Center, Tokyo ©
The National Art Center, Tokyo
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT ©
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT

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