11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

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Osaka
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Nara
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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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.
To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka itinerary site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Osaka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Osaka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in November, with highs in Osaka at 20°C and lows at 10°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:

Kyoto

— 4 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 Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Nishiki Market Shopping District, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Arashiyama, stop by Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Baths
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:

Nara

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sanjodori Street, Nara National Museum and Kofuku-ji Temple. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): wander the streets of Sanjodori Street, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, take a peaceful walk through Kasugayama, make a trip to Daibutsuden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Nara National Museum, and finally wander the streets of Sanjodori Street.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nara tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Nara sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

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.
Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Nara to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

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.