Sample Japan Trip Itineraries You Can Follow

sample japan trip itineraries you can follow

Sample Japan Trip Itineraries

At last! It has been long overdue since I haven’t created a follow-up blog post about Japan. Most of the time I stayed a lot in Tokyo for a total of 16 days and Osaka in 5 days. Here are a sample Japan trip itineraries I created but most are based on my experience.

Japan Itinerary 14 Days

Japan itinerary 14 days is based on my personal trip to Tokyo with the accommodations were in Shinjuku, Shin-Okubu, Asakusa, and Osaka where I stayed with my Japanese family.

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Day 1 – Tokyo

  • Flight from the Philippines to Tokyo
  • Shinjuku – Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Kabukicho, Shinjuku Golden Gai for dinner
  • Marunouchi – Imperial Palace Garden
  • Chiyoda – Yasukuni Shrine
  • Minato – Tokyo Tower

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Day 2 – Tokyo

  • Ginza – Tsukiji Fish Market, Ginza Shopping Street, Ginza Kabukiza (Theatre and Tower), Ginza Yonchome Intersection
  • Roppongi – Color (nightclub free for women during Fridays and Saturdays)

Day 3 – Tokyo

  • Shibuya – Shibuya crossing, Hachiko Statue, Meiji-Jingu/Shrine, Harajuku, Takeshita Street

Day 4 – Tokyo

  • Asakusa – Sensoji Temple, onsen or public bath
  • Sumida – Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree
  • Ueno – Ueno Park

Day 5 – Tokyo

  • Akihabara
  • Tokyo Station

Day 6 – Yokohama

  • Yokohama day trip

Day 7 – Saitama

Day 8 – Osaka

Day 9 – Osaka

Day 10 – Osaka

Day 11 – Kuwana

  • Nagashima Spa Land Day Trip

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Day 12 – Kyoto

Day 13 – Nara

  • Deer feeding at Nara Park
  • Todaiji Temple

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Day 14

  • Flight from Osaka or Tokyo of your choice going back to the Philippines

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Day Trip to Yokohama – Japan Trip Itineraries

Yokohama Day Tour

  • Minato Mirai
  • Yokohama Landmark Sky Garden
  • Yamashita Park
  • Seabass
  • Landmark Tower
  • Yokohama Chinatown
  • Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
  • NYK Hikawamaru Exhibits
  • Kisahimichi Promenade
  • Marine Tower
  • Yokohama Bay Bridge

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Day Trip to Saitama – Japan Trip Itineraries

You can avail of the Round Trip Seibu Kawagoe Pass in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.

  • Little Edo

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Day Trip to Nara – Japan Trip Itineraries

  • Nara Park deer feeding
  • Todaiji Temple

Day Trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka – Japan Trip Itineraries

Universal Studios Japan

Day Trip to Nagashima Spa Land in Kuwana – Japan Trip Itineraries

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Nagashima Spa Land

7 Days in Tokyo Itinerary
Please refer to day 1 to day 7 of 14 Days in Japan

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7 Days in Kyoto Itinerary or Kyoto Osaka Nara Itinerary
A future reference next time I’ll travel to Japan and my accommodation will be in Kyoto.

Day 1 – Kyoto

  • Manila to Osaka flight
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanne-zaka and Ninen-zaka, Chion-in Temple, Shoren-in Temple, Nishiki Market, Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine

Day 2 – Kyoto

  • Tenryu-ji Temple, Bamboo Forest, Okochi-Sanso Villa, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Daitoku-ji Temple, Koto-in Temple

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Day 3 – Osaka

Day 4 – Kyoto

  • One-day trip to Kurama and Kibune, Ginkaku-ji Temple, Honen-in Temple, The Path of Philosophy, Nanzen-ji Temple

Day 5 – Nara Day Trip

  • Todaiji Temple
  • Deer feeding at Nara Park

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Day 6 – Kyoto

  • Tofuku-ji Temple, Mt Daimon-ji hike, Shopping Teramachi-dori and Shijo-dori, Zen meditation at Myoshin-ji temple

Day 7 – Osaka

  • Flight from Osaka back to Manila

Received a lot of inquiries from readers so I hope that this could be a great help. You don’t have to follow everything because it still depends on how you travel to Japan. You can use some of the details in completing the itinerary form to be submitted for your visa.

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