11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Fujinomiya
— 1 night
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. There's more to do: go for a walk through Ukiyokoji Street.

Make your Osaka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Dublin, Ireland to Osaka is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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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 make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Fuuka-Kimono, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and then see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

Before you visit Kyoto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train 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

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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): contemplate the waterfront views at Waketamaike Spring and then admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fujinomiya day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Fujinomiya in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Fujinomiya are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

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

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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 District, Yoyogi Park, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Asakusa. Head to Ginza and Kimono Mefor plenty of shopping.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Fujinomiya to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fujinomiya in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Tokyo. 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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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Ginza ©
Ginza
Asakusa ©
Asakusa

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