11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour planner

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Fly
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Nara
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Narusawa-mura
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly

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Osaka

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then shop like a local with Dotombori District. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Osaka holiday app.

Perth, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Osaka is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in September: highs in Osaka hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Nara

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 22nd (Wed), stroll around Nara Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Nara trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Nara, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kyoto Samurai Experience, NAMCO Aeon Mall Kyoto, Kinkaku-ji, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get your game on at NAMCO Aeon Mall Kyoto. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Bamboo Forest Street, get to know the resident critters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in September, plan for little chillier nights in Kyoto, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Classes
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Narusawa-mura

— 2 nights
A village at the foothills of Mt.
On the 25th (Sat), enjoy some diversion at Forest Adventure Mt.Fuji.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Narusawa-mura trip maker.

You can drive from Kyoto to Narusawa-mura in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Narusawa-mura, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks · Fun & Games
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Tokyo

— 3 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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Odaiba District, appreciate the history behind Hachiko, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

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Getting from Narusawa-mura to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Narusawa-mura, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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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.