11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Nara
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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 15th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, see the interesting displays at Meiji Jingu Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip builder.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
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 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Previously Tanaka Family House, appreciate the history behind 18 Pounds Cannon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saifuku-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanasato Shrine, and finally stroll around Oarata Kotsu Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kawaguchi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kawaguchi takes an hour. In November in Kawaguchi, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Oarata Kotsu Park
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Saifuku-ji Temple ©
Saifuku-ji Temple

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 18th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally visit Gion.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kawaguchi to Kyoto. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough 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
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Nagoyama Reien Busharito, Koko-en, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

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Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Himeji
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

2
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, stroll around Nara Park, admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Todaiji Keidaicho. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Kasugayama and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

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Take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Nara, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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