9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 2 nights

2
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 Park, Shinobazu Pond, Kyu Kaneiji Five-Storied Pagoda, and other attractions.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo journey planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Tokyo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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.
You've added Gion, Ginkakuji Temple, Philosopher's Walk, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, walk around Maruyama Park, contemplate the long history of Yasaka Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, thentake in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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 list of things to see and do now includes Universal Studios Japan, Dotombori District, Shinsekai, and other attractions. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, explore the galleries of Shitenno-ji Temple Homotsukan, thendon't miss a visit to Shinsekai, thentake a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and finally stop by Dotombori District.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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