20 Favorite Japan Photos Tokyo Kyoto Osaka Nikko Kamakura Miyajima

Kyoto To Tokyo: A Timelapse Video Of My 10 Days In Japan

I spent 10 days enjoying the beautiful country of Japan this year, and finally got around to putting together a short timelapse video of my visit. I wrote a post for my 10 day itinerary, that has gone on to be one of my most viewed posts this year. Enjoy the video!

My 10 Day Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Kyoto
  • Day 2: Miyajima
  • Day 3: Koyasan
  • Day 4: Kyoto
  • Day 5: Tokyo
  • Day 6: Kamakura
  • Day 7: Nikko
  • Day 8: Mt. Takao/Tokyo
  • Day 9: Kyoto/Nara
  • Day 10: Kyoto


20 Favorite Japan Photos Tokyo Kyoto Osaka Nikko Kamakura Miyajima

Kyoto to Tokyo: A 10 Day Itinerary For Visiting Japan

For first timers visiting Japan, planning an itinerary can be a daunting task. Upon first glance, there are an infinite number of places to visit, and each one seems to offer a bevy of side trips. In this post, I’ll share some advice and research I found that helped make this adventure possible, as well as the specific trips I planned for each day of our visit to Japan.

Hiking Mt. Takao And A Visit To Shinjuku

Japan Day 8: Hiking Mt. Takao And A Visit To Shinjuku

From the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo, you only have to travel 50 minutes by train to reach the forests and hiking trails of Mt. Takao. Mt. Takao is a popular outdoor recreation area for people living around Tokyo, as it offers hiking and access to temples.

Tokyo Kamakura Japan Giant Buddha Hasadera Temple

Japan Day 6: A Day Trip To Kamakura

Kamakura is a short one hour train ride from Tokyo and makes for a great day trip. Kamakura was the political capital of Japan under the Minamoto shogun in 1192 and remained the center of Japanese politics until things moved to Kyoto in the 14th century. Nowadays, Kamakura is known for it’s giant Bhudda, shrines, temples, and beaches.

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Kyoto To Tokyo: See My 20 Favorite Photos From Japan!

Julia and I just returned from a 10 day trip to Japan. We started out in Kyoto and took day trips to Miyajima, Nara, and Koyasan. We then traveled to Tokyo and added day trips to Kamakura, Nikko, and Mt. Takao. Here are my 20 favorite photos!