9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
1
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
night
Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsuzoin Temple, browse the collection at Sai no Kuni Visual Plaza Video Public Library, then bet on your favorite at Kawaguchi Autorace, and finally make a trip to Previously Tanaka Family House.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Kawaguchi is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Kawaguchi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in March: high temperatures in Kawaguchi hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites
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Mitsuzoin Temple ©
Mitsuzoin Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Drive from Kawaguchi to Tokyo in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stop by Hashiya Kaede, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto day trip site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Trails

Side Trip

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

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 5th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: stop by Shimada Shoten and then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka tour itinerary planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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