9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train + bus:  2​h
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Narita
— Few hours
train + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Jakarta

3
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 Tokyo Skytree, Akihabara, Asakusa, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), take a stroll through Akihabara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, stroll around Ueno Park, then take a stroll through Asakusa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

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. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in December; daily highs in Tokyo reach 14°C and lows reach 4°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You've added Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Chisuji Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): walk around Gora Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and then revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then get engrossed in the history at Hakone Shrine Homotsuden, then admire the sheer force of Chisuji Falls, and finally cool off at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Theme Parks Baths

Side Trip

Gotemba Premium Outlets
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Gora Park ©
Gora Park
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nishiki Market Shopping District, Nijo Castle and Gion. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally wander the streets of Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip tool .

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in December: highs in Kyoto hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 4°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Narita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

few
hours
Narita

Narita
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Narita trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Narita in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in December, Narita is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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