9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 29th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gio-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jojakkoji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanzen-ji Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

New Orleans, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from New Orleans to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in November, Kyoto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ainokura Gassho Community and Fudosonkorin Temple. Get some historical perspective at Natadera Temple and Kanazawa Catholic Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Toyama Glass Art Museum (in Toyama) and Tojimbo Cliff (in Sakai). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center, look for gifts at Amanatto Kawamura, and examine the collection at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kiyose Sunflower Farm and then examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and then take a stroll through Ueno District.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.