7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Tokyo Central Railway Station, visit Ginza, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum and then take a stroll through Asakusa.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Ubud, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Ubud to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ubud in March, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kinkaku-ji and Gion. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Dotombori District in Dotombori--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

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

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
On the 14th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Sefa-Utaki, then get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, and then steep yourself in history at The Tower of Himeyuri. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Onna Station Nakayukui Market and then explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Naha road trip planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Naha by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in March, you will find days in Naha are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Japan travel guide

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.