8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Train:  4 h
1
Nagoya
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Omihachiman
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokugawa Art Museum, Yamazaki River, Nagoya Castle, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Yamazaki River, then step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, and finally wander the streets of Sakae.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nagoya road trip tool .

Manila, Philippines to Nagoya is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, Nagoya is cooler than Manila - with highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

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Sakae
Sakae
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Mt. Kurama and Yase Momiji no Komichi. Step off the beaten path and head to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shisendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Daikaku-ji, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

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You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Omihachiman.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Sanzen-in Temple ©
Sanzen-in Temple

1
day
Omihachiman

Omihachiman ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hachiman-bori, admire the striking features of Hachimambetsuin, steep yourself in history at Omihachiman Hachiman Elementary School, get to know the fascinating history of Gokashokondo Street, then contemplate the long history of Oumi Shonin Yashiki Nakae Jungoro Tei, and finally steep yourself in history at Gokasyo Omisyonin House Of Tonomura Shigurutei.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Omihachiman attractions planning website.

Drive from Kyoto to Omihachiman in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Omihachiman

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Higashiomi
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Hachiman-bori ©
Hachiman-bori
Omihachiman Hachiman Elementary School ©

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Japan, Backstreet Osaka Tours and Osaka Castle. There's still lots to do: stop by Dotonbori.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Omihachiman to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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