7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fukuoka
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Kyoto
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Miyazu
— 1 night
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Nara
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Osaka
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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Nanzoin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, then buy something for everyone on your list at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata, and finally don't miss a visit to Hakata Station.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip tool.

Manila, Philippines to Fukuoka is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Fukuoka due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manila in October: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 27°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fukuoka

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Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
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Tochoji Temple

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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 6th (Sun): admire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, and finally take a stroll through Pontocho District. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanzen-in Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planner.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Miyazu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Baths
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Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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Miyazu

Miyazu ©
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
On the 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Yosano Town Ancient Tomb Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chion-ji Temple, then stroll around Kasamatsu Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Amanohashidate, and finally learn about winemaking at Amanohashidate Winery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miyazu trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Miyazu takes 2 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect nights in Miyazu to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature

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Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Chion-ji Temple ©
Chion-ji Temple
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Kasamatsu Park

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Nara

Nara ©

Ancient City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Byodoin, admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nara online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Miyazu to Nara in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Miyazu in October, with highs in Nara at 27°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks

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Byodoin ©
Byodoin
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho, steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, buy something for everyone on your list at Universal City Walk Osaka, then make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Osaka day trip website.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in October, Osaka is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

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Hankyu Umeda Honten ©
Hankyu Umeda Honten
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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
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Hozenji Yokocho

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