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10 Days Japan Itinerary for First-timers

I took a huge leap of faith when I decided to travel to Japan alone.. A totally new country with zero knowledge in the language and geography. Well, I survived and I made it back to Korea after 11 days so YAY!

As a fist timer in Japan, I had no clue on where to go and so I hope to help those of you who are new to Japan and planning to go there for the first time. The whole idea behind my itinerary was that I wanted to hit every “touristy” places and maybe squeeze in some places that locals like to go to if I have time since it was my first time in Japan.

So here it goes.. My 10 days itinerary for Japan First Time Travellers:

Day 0 : Arrival in Tokyo


Arrived at around 5.30PM in Tokyo so I did not have much time to do anything except eat dinner and check into my hostel.

Day 1: Tsujiki Market, Ginza, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Japanese Tea Ceremony and Asakusa (Tokyo)

Day 2: Move to Osaka, Asahi Beer Factory, Dotonburi and Umeda

Day 3: Osaka Amazing Pass

Day 4: Osaka Station, Lucky Owl Cafe, Kurumon Market & move to Kyoto

Day 5: Day trip to Nara

Day 6: Kinkakuji Temple, Ninnaji Temple, Daikuji Temple, Arashiyama Area (Kyoto)

Day 7: Fushimi Area for Sake Brewery Tours, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kichi-kichi Dinner (Kyoto)

Day 8: Ginkaku-ji Temple, Nishiki Market, Kyoto Owl Forest and move back to Tokyo

Day 9: Harajuku, Omotesando, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Tsukishima Monja Street (Tokyo)

Day 10: Breakfast at Tsujiki, Akihabara and Ueno (Tokyo)

Day 11: Flight back to Seoul

Since I did not have enough time to do all the sightseeing in 10 days, I decided not to go to any theme parks as those will take the whole day.  However, if you really love theme parks, then you should visit Universal Studios Japan (USJ) and/or Disney Sea when you are in Japan!

I will be making a detailed post on each City soon, so look out for it!

Tokyo 3 days itinerary

Osaka 3 days itinerary

Kyoto 3 days itinerary (Coming Soon)


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