9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  15​h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Fuji
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Kyoto
— 1 day
train:  30​min
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
7
Tokyo
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 teamLab Planets TOKYO, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Imperial Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then explore the world behind art at teamLab Planets TOKYO, and finally wander the streets of Akihabara.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary builder app .

Helsinki, Finland to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Helsinki to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Parks
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Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

1
day
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Kawaguchi as well as Mt. Fuji 5th Station. On the 11th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda, then go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi, and then make a trip to Mt. Fuji 5th Station.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fuji online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Fuji in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect nights in Fuji to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chureito Pagoda, Lake Kawaguchi, Mt. Fuji 5th Station
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Mt. Fuji 5th Station ©
Mt. Fuji 5th Station
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shibuya 109, Sensō-ji and JAPANiCAN - Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and Sushi Workshop. On the 12th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, learn the tricks of the trade with JAPANiCAN - Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and Sushi Workshop, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then browse the different shops at Shibuya 109, and finally wander the streets of Takeshita Street.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo vacation tool .

You can take a train from Fuji to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Fuji in July, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Classes Neighborhoods
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Shibuya 109 ©
Shibuya 109

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, Taihei-ji Temple and Shinsekai. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taihei-ji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Shinsekai.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Osaka road trip planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Shinsekai ©
Shinsekai

1
day
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 Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On the 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Arashiyama, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kasuga Grand Shrine as well as Umeda Sky Building. On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then walk around Nara Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Umeda Sky Building, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and then wander the streets of Dotonbori.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip planning tool .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

few
hours
Tokyo

Tokyo
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday planning app .

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. On the 17th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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