9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Odawara
— Few hours
3
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
4
Osaka
— 1 night
5
Kyoto
— 1 night

4
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 Ueno Zoo, Robot Restaurant, Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and other attractions.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo holiday planner.

Durham, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Durham to Tokyo. In March, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Odawara.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

few
hours
Odawara

Odawara ©
Flanked on two sides by the Hakone Mountains, Odawara serves as a popular base for visits to the nearby Hakone hot springs, although the city boasts its own hot spring, as well as a scenic coastal area known for its clear, unspoiled waters.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Odawara Castle as well as Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Odawara Castle and then get a new perspective on nature at Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Odawara vacation planning site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Odawara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for little chillier days in Odawara, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Odawara

Museums · Historic Sites
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Odawara Castle ©
Odawara Castle

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gora Park, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise and The Hakone Open-Air Museum. On the 1st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, walk around Gora Park, and then get interesting insight from Hakone Sightseeing Cruise.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hakone-machi online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Odawara to Hakone-machi by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. April in Hakone-machi sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise ©
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise
Gora Park ©
Gora Park

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tempozan Market Place, Tempozan Ferris Wheel, Tennoji Zoo, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shitennoji, meet the residents at Tennoji Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, then don't miss a visit to Tempozan Market Place, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka journey planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Osaka in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Highlights from your plan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

1
night
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 Maruyama Park, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and other attractions you added. On the 3rd (Sat), stroll around Arashiyama Park, Kameyama Area, take a peaceful walk through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, then take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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