9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hatsukaichi
— 1 day
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights

1
day
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hatsukaichi trip itinerary builder website.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Hatsukaichi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Hatsukaichi is 4 hours. Traveling from Islamabad in December, expect nights in Hatsukaichi to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Hiroshima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima
Miyajima

3
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Sanjusangendo Temple, Nijo Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Dotombori District, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary tool.

Take a train from Hatsukaichi to Osaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Asakusa. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo Disneyland, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, shop like a local with Art Jeunesse Akihabara, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Tokyo online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo Disneyland
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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