8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Osaka
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  2 h
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
End: Tokyo

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 15th (Mon): take a stroll through Dotombori District. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In March, daytime highs in Osaka are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Nijo Castle and then wander the streets of Gion.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Gion
Gion

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
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Drive from Kyoto to Hakone-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in March, you will find days in Hakone-machi are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway

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 Cat Cafe Calico Shinjuku as well as Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: stop by Odaiba District, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and go all around town with City Tours.

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You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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