11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Nagano
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Fuji
— 1 night
train:  3​h
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Kathmandu

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Okunoin, Shinsaibashi, Osaka Castle Park, and other attractions you added. On the 28th (Wed), browse the different shops at UNIVERSAL CITYWALK OSAKA. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle Park, steep yourself in history at Osaka Central Public Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Okunoin, see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, then take a stroll through Shinsaibashi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka tour planner.

London, UK to Osaka is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Osaka due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours

Side Trips

Todai-ji Temple, Koyasan Okunoin
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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 Fushimi Inari Taisha, Sagano, NINJA DOJO and STORE, and other attractions you added. On the 30th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, look for gifts at NINJA DOJO and STORE, then steep yourself in history at Sagano, then take a stroll through Pontocho, and finally contemplate the long history of Ishibe Alley.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel itinerary creator.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In December, daytime highs in Kyoto are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Gion
Gion
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Kagurazaka, Asakusa and H2 International Bar. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): have a few drinks at H2 International Bar.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 7°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off toNagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Kagurazaka ©
Kagurazaka

1
night
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): fly down the slopes at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nagano vacation trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in January, with highs in Nagano at 3°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Fuji.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Hokusai-kan, Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
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Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort ©
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
Hokusai-kan ©
Hokusai-kan

1
night
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 4th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha, contemplate the waterfront views at Waketamaike Spring, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Fuji Children's World.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fuji trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nagano to Fuji by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fujinomiya
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Mount Fuji Children's World ©
Mount Fuji Children's World
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kagurazaka as well as Asakusa. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tsukiji Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, then explore the activities along Sumida River, and finally take a stroll through Kagurazaka. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Akihabara and then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fuji to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Asakusa ©
Asakusa

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