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:  2​h 45​min
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:  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 list of things to see and do now includes Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, Edo-Tokyo Museum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Kokyo Otemon Gate, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo International Forum, take a stroll through Ginza, then don't miss a visit to Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Nakagin Capsule Tower Building, and finally make a trip to Fuji TV Odaiba. On your second day here, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, see where the action happens at National Yoyogi Stadium, take a stroll through Omotesando, then admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Mori Art Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip site .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo. While traveling from Jakarta, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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21 21 DESIGN SIGHT ©
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT
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.
You've added Kyoto Station Building, Ryoanji Temple, Kinkaku-ji, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building, explore the world behind art at Miho Museum, steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, explore the world behind art 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 more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto holiday tool .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Miho Museum
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Kyoto Imperial Palace ©
Kyoto Imperial Palace
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.
You've now added Namba Parks to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sat), browse the different shops at Namba Parks.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip planning app .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough 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 list of things to see and do now includes Ando Museum, Chichu Art Museum, Benesse House Museum, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Naoshima port terminal, admire the striking features of Naoshima Hall, see the interesting displays at Ando Museum, then explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Lee Ufan Art Museun, and finally admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Naoshima-cho online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Osaka to Naoshima-cho by combination of train, bus, and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Naoshima-cho can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough 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
For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Osaka online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and train from Naoshima-cho to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of Nature and Science, Nippon Budokan, Akihabara, and other attractions you added. On the 28th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, see the interesting displays at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Western Art, then take a stroll through Akihabara, and finally tour or see a show at Nippon Budokan.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip builder tool .

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

Museums Nightlife Neighborhoods
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Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
National Museum of Western Art ©
National Museum of Western Art
Nippon Budokan ©
Nippon Budokan

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