11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Osaka
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  2 h
3
Ibaraki
— 3 nights
train:  2 h
4
Saitama
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Narita

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stop by Dotombori. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka route planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori ©
Dotombori

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kyoto day trip website.

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ibaraki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Ibaraki

Ibaraki ©
Ibaraki is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Step out of Ibaraki with an excursion to Nishiina Park in Kawanishi--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, walk around Minoo Park, browse the different shops at Expocity, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibaraki Kasugaoka Church.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ibaraki trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Ibaraki takes an hour. In October in Ibaraki, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saitama.

Things to do in Ibaraki

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Suita, Mino, Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, Anyoji Temple, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Expo '70 Commemorative Park ©
Expo '70 Commemorative Park
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery ©
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
Minoo Park ©
Minoo Park

4
nights
Saitama

Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saitama: Musashino (Kichijoji, Inokashira Park, &more), Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Sanrio Puroland (in Tama). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takao, admire the landmark architecture of Old Yamazaki Family Villa, admire the natural beauty at Ashikaga Flower Park, and explore the world behind art at Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saitama sightseeing site.

Explore your travel options from Ibaraki to Saitama with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Saitama are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Saitama

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Musashino, Ashikaga, Kawagoe, Isoyama Benzaiten, Mt. Takao
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Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Inokashira Park ©
Inokashira Park

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