6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 1 night
Train
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Kobe
— 1 night
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Tokyo — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

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George Town, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 2 hours. Traveling from George Town in September, things will get a bit cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and then wander the streets of Gion. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

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Fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Osaka.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Osaka — 1 night

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 12th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and then wander the streets of Dotombori District.

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Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kobe.
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Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Kobe — 1 night

Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 13th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Kobe Chuo Church.

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Getting from Osaka to Kobe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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Kyoto Prefecture travel guide

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Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Kyoto Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan in the Kansai region of the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Kyoto.HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Kyoto Prefecture was known as Yamashiro.For most of its history, the city of Kyoto was Japan's Imperial capital. The city's history can be traced back as far as the 6th century. In 544, the Aoi Matsuri was held in Kyoto to pray for good harvest and good weather.Kyoto did not start out as Japan's capital. A noteworthy earlier capital was Nara. In 741, Emperor Shōmu moved the capital briefly to Kuni-kyo, between the cities of Nara and Kyoto, in present-day Kyoto Prefecture. In 784, the capital was moved to Nagaokakyō, also in present-day Kyoto Prefecture. In 794, Emperor Kanmu moved the capital to Heian-kyo, and this was the beginning of the current-day city of Kyoto. Even today, almost all of the streets, houses, stores, temples and shrines in Kyoto exist where they were placed in this year.Although in 1192 real political power shifted to Kamakura, where a samurai clan established the shogunate, Kyoto remained the imperial capital as the powerless emperors and their court continued to be seated in the city. Imperial rule was briefly restored in 1333, but another samurai clan established a new shogunate in Kyoto three years later.

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Osaka Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Theme Parks · Parks
Osaka Prefecture is a prefecture located in the Kansai region on Honshu, the main island of Japan. The capital is the city of Osaka. It is the center of Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto area. Osaka is one of the two "urban prefectures" of Japan, Kyoto being the other (Tokyo became a "metropolitan prefecture", or to, in 1941).HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Osaka prefecture was known as Kawachi, Izumi, and Settsu provinces.Osaka Prefecture was created on June 21, 1868, at the very beginning of the Meiji era. During the instigation of Fuhanken Sanchisei in 1868, the prefecture received its suffix fu, designating it as an urban prefecture.On September 1, 1956, the city of Osaka was promoted to a city designated by government ordinance and thereby divided into 24 wards.In 2000, Fusae Ota became Japan's first female governor when she replaced Knock Yokoyama, who resigned after prosecution for sexual harassment.

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