9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Mitaka
— 1 night
train:  3​h
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Nara
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

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.
Tokyo DisneySea has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and then have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Mitaka.

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Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Mitaka

Mitaka ©
Mitaka is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 189,168 and a population density of 11,520 persons per km². Ghibli Museum Mitaka has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mitaka tour itinerary app .

Mitaka is just a stone's throw from Tokyo. In September in Mitaka, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

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Museums
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji and then take a stroll through Gion.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Mitaka to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Mitaka in September, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Kyoto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Nara.

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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Gion
Gion

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Nara trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In September in Nara, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): wander the streets of Dotonbori, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

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Traveling by train from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 9th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Osaka

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

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