7 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner
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Tokyo
— 1 night
Train
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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 21st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Akihabara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, and finally make a trip to Tokyo Tower.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tokyo visit planning app.

Washington, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in April, Tokyo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto route planning tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Osaka.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): wander the streets of Dotombori District and then contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Osaka online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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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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