8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— Few hours

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 day by day itinerary now includes Art Jeunesse Akihabara. On the 30th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, then kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and then have fun at Showa Kinen Park. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Samurai Museum, take a stroll through Ueno District, and then head outdoors with Tokyo Dome City.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel route planner.

Manila, Philippines to Tokyo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manila in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Showa Kinen Park, Mt. Takao
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Showa Kinen Park ©
Showa Kinen Park
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Miho Museum, shop like a local with Kyoto Station Building, and then take a stroll through Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): get great views at Mt. Kurama and then explore the activities along Kamogawa River.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online journey planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miho Museum
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Kamogawa River ©
Kamogawa River
Gion
Gion
Miho Museum ©
Miho Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take a stroll through Minami (Namba). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, then see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and finally examine the collection at Kawasaki Good Times World.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kobe
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Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Kawasaki Good Times World ©
Kawasaki Good Times World
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)

few
hours
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Sumida River and then contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip website.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nature · Parks
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Meguro River ©
Meguro River
Sumida River ©
Sumida River

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