5 days in Japan Itinerary

5 days in Japan Itinerary

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5 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + train:  12​h
1
Himeji
— Few hours
train:  45​min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Shibukawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Uenohara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden and then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji trip itinerary maker app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Himeji is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Himeji. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, expect Himeji to be colder, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

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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 20th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kyoto using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Shibukawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

1
night
Shibukawa

Shibukawa
Often referred to as the "Belly Button of Japan," the city of Shibukawa celebrates its status as the country's geographical center by hosting the Heso Matsuri, or Belly Button Festival.
To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shibukawa attractions planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Shibukawa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in January: highs in Shibukawa hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 3°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Uenohara.
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Uenohara

Uenohara
Uenohara is a city located in eastern Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.As of November 2015, the city had an estimated population of 24,897 and a population density of 146 persons per km². For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uenohara road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Shibukawa to Uenohara in 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Uenohara when traveling from Shibukawa in January, with lows around -2°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off toTokyo.

Things to do in Uenohara

Nature Parks Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower and then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo itinerary planner .

Drive from Uenohara to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Uenohara in January, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 1°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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