11 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner
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Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
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Tokyo — 3 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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo. In February, Tokyo is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kanazawa.
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Kanazawa — 1 night

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): visit Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Omicho Market, then surround yourself with nature on In Kanazawa House, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip planner.

Fly from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in February, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jishu Shrine, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip maker website.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Osaka.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Osaka — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple & Nara Park). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka journey planning tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Osaka, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Japan travel guide

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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.
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