7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
2
Osaka
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 2 nights
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 12th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, walk around Ueno Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take a stroll through Ginza, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route planner.

Lucknow, India to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Lucknow to Tokyo, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lucknow in April, you will find days in Tokyo are cooler (22°C), and nights are little chillier (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Osaka

— 1 night
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 14th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then make a trip to Kuromon Market, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Osaka tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Haradanien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and finally stop by Gion.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto itinerary planner.

Drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.