38 days in Japan Itinerary

38 days in Japan Itinerary

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38 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 11 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Nagoya
— 7 nights
train:  45​min
3
Kyoto
— 8 nights
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 10 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Jakarta

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura) (in Kamakura), Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama) and Urayasu (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary site .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in May, expect Tokyo to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Urayasu, Sankeien Gardens, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Kōtoku-in
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

7
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Kuwana (Nagashima Spa Land, Nabana no Sato, & more), Kariya Highway Oasis (in Kariya) and Meotoiwa (in Ise). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, take a stroll through Osu Shopping Street, don't miss a visit to Inuyama Castle, and examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nagoya day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kuwana, Meotoiwa, Inuyama Castle, Kariya Highway Oasis, Chubu Park
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagashima Spa Land ©
Nagashima Spa Land

8
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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Amanohashidate View Land in Miyazu, about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: get great views at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner .

Getting from Nagoya to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lake Biwa, Amanohashidate View Land
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toei Kyoto Studio Park ©
Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Amanohashidate View Land ©
Amanohashidate View Land

10
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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kobe (Chinatown (Nankinmachi), Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, & more), Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Mount Koyasan) and Nara (Nara Park, Kasuga Grand Shrine, & more). Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Hirakata Park. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get your game on at KidZania Koshien, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

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Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kobe, Nara, Koya-cho, KidZania Koshien, Old Nakanishi Residence (Suita Kishibe Bunjin Bokkaku Geihinkan)
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya

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