10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Yamanashi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. In July, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Brussels - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yamanashi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites
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Yamanashi

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erin-ji Temple, walk around Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then relax in the rural setting at Marusei Farm, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takeda Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Kofu Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Kakuembo, then admire the verdant scenery at Shosenkyo, and finally appreciate the views at Itajiki Valley.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yamanashi trip planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Yamanashi in 2 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in July, you will find days in Yamanashi are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yamanashi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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.
On the 5th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Yamanashi to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Yamanashi in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Osaka

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Nara Park). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hōzen-ji Temple, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

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Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

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.