7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 1 night

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Kyoto

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nara Park and Hero Tour Japan. Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Experience YAMATOfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and stop by Gion.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Halifax, Canada to Kyoto is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Traveling from Halifax in March, you will find days in Kyoto are warmer (16°C), and nights are a bit warmer (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Nara Park
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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.
On the 6th (Sat), shop like a local with Dotombori District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Osaka route planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Osaka are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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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 7th (Sun): make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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