Is it first time to come to Japan? Don’t you have plenty time?
Sometimes we are asked about 7 days itinerary in Japan.
So we introduce 7 days sample itinerary. It’s a kind of shorten Golden route.
Let us see Highlights in Japan efficiently!
[Day 1] Welcome to Japan!
Before your arrival, we recommend to buy JR rail pass in your country! (7 days : 29,110 yen)
After your arrival at airport, it takes about 1 hour to go through custom. Then please activate your JR rail pass!
It’s free to ride Narita express to the center of Tokyo.
Please have a rest in your hotel!!
[Day 2] East Tokyo explore
On 2nd day, let’s explore eastern part of Tokyo. It’s more traditional atmosphere than western part.
ex) Tsukiji fish market (try sushi breakfast) > Imperial Palace > Asakusa > Akihabara
See more details about exploring in Tokyo at 2 Days Tokyo Suggested Itinerary
[Day 3] West Tokyo explore
Compared to eastern part, western Tokyo is more pop and modern!
You could understand the uniqueness of traditional and pop is mixed in Tokyo!
ex) Shibuya scramble crossing > Meiji shrine > Takeshita street > Omotesando > Shinjuku
[Day 4] Move to Kyoto
After check out your hotel, you will take bullet train(Shinkansen) to Kyoto!!
It’s free with JR rail pass.(Even it’s not fastest train, it’s very fast!)
Must do’s in Shinkansen is here.
After your arrival, let’s explore Kyoto.
ex) Kiyomizu temple > Ninenzaka& Sannenzaka > Yasaka shrine > Gion
See more details about exploring in Kyoto: 2 Days Kyoto Suggested Itinerary
[Day 5] Highlights of Kyoto
Kyoto is totally different from Tokyo. Let’s explore Kyoto in full day!
Sample itinerary is here.
ex) Fushimi inari shrine > Kinkakuji golden pavillion > Arashiyama bamboo grove
[Day 6] Day trip to Nara / Hiroshima
Nara is ancient capital of 8th century. It takes about 40 minutes from Kyoto by JR.(of course it’s free with JR pass)
You could see Big great buddha and deer!!!
In Hiroshima, there are two world heritages.
Miyajima and Atomic bomb museum. It’s 2.5 hours from Kyoto, but worth to do that!
[Day 7] Fly out from Osaka
In Osaka, there is big airport, Kansai International Airport. If you have flight from there, it’s easy to go from Kyoto.
This is our suggested way to enjoy Japan in 7 days!!
It seems too rush, but if you walk with guide, you could see those efficiently and deeply!!
You may feel being very interested in Japan and have mind to hope coming back!
In 2nd visit, let us explore local and deeper Japan!!
Sample rough price (include: Hotel, guide(everyday), transportation and entrance fee. NOT include: Food and drink, personal expenses, air ticket.)
<3 stars hotel> *It takes about 12,000 yen per night for one people.
1 people = 300,000 yen, 2 people = 400,000 yen, 3 people = 520,000 yen, 4 people = 620,000 yen
<4 stars hotel> *It takes about 30,000 yen per night for one people.
1 people = 400,000 yen, 2 people = 620,000 yen, 3 people = 840,000 yen, 4 people = 1,050,000 yen
<5 stars hotel> *It takes about 50,000 yen per night for one people.
1 people = 520,000 yen, 2 people = 860,000 yen, 3 people = 1,200,000 yen, 4 people = 1,530,000 yen