10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Shirakawa-cho
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take a stroll through Odaiba and then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo is 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

1
night
Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Kawaguchi Autorace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saifuku-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsuzoin Temple, then make a trip to Previously Tanaka Family House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shakujo-ji Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kawaguchi online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Tokyo to Kawaguchi in an hour. April in Kawaguchi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shirakawa-cho.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites
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Saifuku-ji Temple ©
Saifuku-ji Temple
Mitsuzoin Temple ©
Mitsuzoin Temple

1
day
Shirakawa-cho

Shirakawa-cho
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Hisuikyo and then contemplate the long history of Shirakawago Gassho Culture Hall (Old Matsui Family House).

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Getting from Kawaguchi to Shirakawa-cho by car takes about 5 hours. While traveling from Kawaguchi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Shirakawa-cho, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shirakawa-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gion and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get some historical perspective at Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkaku-ji Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto visit planner .

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-cho to Kyoto takes 3 hours. When traveling from Shirakawa-cho in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Dotonbori and then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip planning app .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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