11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  18​h
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Fujinomiya
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Dublin

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nara Park. Head to Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Streetfor plenty of shopping. There's more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Ukiyokoji Street.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka online road trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Osaka is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dublin to Osaka, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 14th (Sat), you're off toKyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gion as well as Kyoto International Manga Museum. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a stroll through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the equipment you need at Fuuka-Kimono, shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and then see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto planner .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
night
Fujinomiya

Fujinomiya ©
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waketamaike Spring as well as Shiraito Falls. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the activities along Waketamaike Spring and then admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fujinomiya online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kyoto to Fujinomiya in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Parks Nature
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Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls
Otodome Waterfall ©
Otodome Waterfall

3
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), Kabukicho, Yoyogi Park, and other attractions. Shop till you drop at Ginza and Asakusa. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum and get a taste of the local shopping with Kimono Me.

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Traveling by car from Fujinomiya to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fujinomiya in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Tokyo, with lows around 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Asakusa ©
Asakusa

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