7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
subway + train:  1​h 45​min
3
Nara
— Few hours
train:  45​min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary app .

Manila, Philippines to Osaka is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Osaka is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Manila in June: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market, then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally take a stroll through Gion. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planning app .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

few
hours
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.
To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nara online tour planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. In July, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, make a trip to Abeno Harukas, admire the striking features of Tsutenkaku, then don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, then take a stroll through Minami (Namba), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. On the next day, take a stroll through Kobe Harborland, shop like a local with Chinatown (Nankinmachi), make a trip to Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street, then don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, then don't miss a visit to Shinsekai, and finally find something for the whole family at SpaWorld.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip maker tool .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Nara. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Kobe, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Museum of Oriental Ceramics ©
Museum of Oriental Ceramics
SpaWorld ©
SpaWorld

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