7 days in Japan Itinerary

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

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 20th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Akihabara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and finally make a trip to Tokyo Tower.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Washington, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Washington in April, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Kyoto.
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Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, walk around Higashiyama Sancho Park, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kyoto road trip site.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): wander the streets of Dotombori District and then steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
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