10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Andorra la Vella
Travel:  92 h
1
Karuizawa-machi
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
2
Tokyo
— Few hours
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Hakodate
— 1 night
Travel:  88 h
End: Andorra la Vella

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Karuizawa-machi

Karuizawa-machi ©
The only city in the world to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics, the resort town of Karuizawa-machi boasts clean air, impressive mountain scenery, and many outdoor activities and hot springs.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Paul's Catholic Church Karuizawa and then browse the different shops at Karuizawa prince shopping plaza.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Karuizawa-machi day trip planner .

Andorra la Vella, Andorra to Karuizawa-machi is an approximately 92-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Andorra la Vella to Karuizawa-machi is 8 hours. In August in Karuizawa-machi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Karuizawa-machi

Shopping Historic Sites
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Karuizawa prince shopping plaza ©
Karuizawa prince shopping plaza
St.Paul's Catholic Church Karuizawa ©

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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.
To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Karuizawa-machi to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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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 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle and then browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online trip builder .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kyoto Station Building ©
Kyoto Station Building

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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.
To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In August, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites
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Osaka City Central Hall ©
Osaka City Central Hall

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples and then stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Osaka to Hakodate in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Osaka in August, things will get slightly colder in Hakodate: highs are around 28°C and lows about 23°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hakodate

Shopping Museums
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Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples ©

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