7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
— 1 night
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Nara
— 1 night
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Miyazu
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka
— 1 night

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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 5th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Osaka day trip website.

Manila, Philippines to Osaka is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in October, things will get slightly colder in Osaka: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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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.
On the 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Byodoin, then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nara Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nara trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Miyazu.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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Miyazu

Miyazu ©
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll around Kasamatsu Park, explore the activities along Amanohashidate, and then stop by Junsai Surumeya.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Miyazu trip planner.

You can drive from Nara to Miyazu in 2 hours. In October, Miyazu is little chillier than Nara - with highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks · Shopping · Nature
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Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Kasamatsu Park ©
Kasamatsu Park

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Gion, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Miyazu to Kyoto takes 2 hours. When traveling from Miyazu in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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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 10th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Nokonoshima Island, buy something for everyone on your list at JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fukuoka route planning app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Fukuoka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata ©
JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata
Nokonoshima Island ©
Nokonoshima Island

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