6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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6 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
+3
bus + foot + subway + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
+4
train + Fly + bus + subway + bus:  12​h
End: Johor Bahru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johor Bahru to Tokyo. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Johor Bahru in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kawaguchi.

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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get lost in a book at Sai no Kuni Visual Plaza Video Public Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saifuku-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsuzoin Temple, then join the crowd at Kawaguchi Autorace, and finally don't miss a visit to Previously Tanaka Family House.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kawaguchi trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kawaguchi takes an hour. In March in Kawaguchi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

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Saifuku-ji Temple ©
Saifuku-ji Temple
Mitsuzoin Temple ©
Mitsuzoin Temple

1
night
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 (Wed), shop like a local with Dotonbori and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Kawaguchi to Osaka with the Route module. In March in Osaka, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
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.
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online day trip planner .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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