10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Sapporo
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and then make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker website .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Tokyo is cooler than Jakarta - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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 5th (Thu): make a trip to Previously Tanaka Family House, bet on your favorite at Kawaguchi Autorace, then walk around Kawaguchi Green Center, and finally walk around Oarata Kotsu Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kawaguchi online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kawaguchi takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kawaguchi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Parks

Side Trip

Oarata Kotsu Park
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Kawaguchi Green Center ©
Kawaguchi Green Center

1
night
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and then stroll around Odori Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kawaguchi to Sapporo. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Kawaguchi in December: highs in Sapporo hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Sapporo

Museums Parks Shopping
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto visit planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Kyoto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in December: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and then see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Dotonbori and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Osaka day trip app .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In December, daytime highs in Osaka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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