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Pack your bags and get ready for a whirlwind adventure through the Land of the Rising Sun! This Japan itinerary for 7 days is your passport to an unforgettable journey filled with ancient temples, futuristic cityscapes, mouthwatering cuisine, and cultural wonders that will leave you in awe. From the vibrant streets of Tokyo to the serene beauty of Kyoto, we’ve curated a week-long experience that captures the essence of Japan in all its glory. So buckle up, fellow explorers, as we embark on a rollercoaster ride of sights, flavours, and moments that will etch themselves into your heart forever. Let’s dive into the magic of ‘Japan Itinerary 7 Days’!

Day 1 : Arrive in Tokyo

Most international traveler on vacation fly into Tokyo. Tokyo has two international airports, out of one which you will be flying into. Narita Airport and Haneda Airport are well-connected to many of the major cities worldwide. 

Furthermore, you can get to the city center from Narita Airport in one of the following ways:


Keisei Line – Keisei Skyliner, Keisei Access, Express, Keisei Main Line

JR Line

Super Express Train – JR Narita Express

JR Sobu Kaisoku Line


Airport Limousine (Luxury bus)

Tokyo Shuttle (Affordable bus)

Private Car

You can get to the city center from Haneda Airport in one of the following ways:

Tokyo Monorail

Keikyu Line

Limousine bus


Once you reach your accommodation suite, you can relax after a long flight. Also, you can walk around your neighbourhood and try to get familiar with your home for the next few days. This completes our first day of Japan itinerary 7 days.

Day 2 : Visit the Ghibli Museum

Ghibli Museum Japan
Ghibli Museum Japan

Firstly, The Ghibli Museum is a must-visit attraction for Ghibli fans. Moreover, the museum is in Mitaka and features exhibits of the animation studio’s popular films, including My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Grave of the Fireflies, Ponyo, and Princess Mononoke. 

You must take the JR Chuo Line to Mitaka Station or Kichijoji Station. After that, you must walk to the museum entrance about 20 minutes through Inokashira Park. Also, you can take the shuttle bus from Mitaka Station to the museum, and a roundtrip ticket costs 320 yen ($2.41) and 210 yen ($1.58) one-way. Tickets for children 12 years and below are half-price. 

Admission to the Ghibli Museum is by reservation only. Besides, you cannot purchase any tickets at the museum. 

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Ages 19 and above: 1000 yen ($7.52)
  • Ages 13 to 18: 700 yen ($5.26)
  • Ages 7 to 12: 400 yen ($3.01)
  • Ages 4 to 6: 100 yen ($0.75)

The museum is open Wednesday through Monday from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. However, it is closed on most Tuesdays and national holidays. It is best to get there early to avoid the crowds and get the best experience. 

Day 3 : Visit Disneyland Tokyo or DisneySea

Disneyland and Disneysea Tokyo
Disneyland and Disneysea Tokyo

Secondly, a family trip to Japan is incomplete without a visit to Tokyo Disney Resort, which consists of two major Disney parks: Disneyland and DisneySea. DisneySea is unique to Japan, so you need to prioritize it in your list. Moreover, it has seven themed areas – American Waterfront, Arabian Coast, Mermaid Lagoon, Lost River Delta, Mediterranean Harbor, Mysterious Island, and Port Discovery. 

Also, Disneyland has seven themed areas, including Tomorrowland, World Bazaar, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Adventureland, and Fantasyland. You can do both parks in one day by squeezing in a few hours at night. 

Tokyo Disney Resort is a few minutes walk from JR Maihama Station along the JR Keiyo Line. Besides, Maihama Station, a Tokyo Disneyland Station, is nearby that serves the Disney Resort Monorail.

Park opening hours are from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm. It’s best to get there early to enjoy the rides and attractions. An adult ticket is 9400 yen ($70.65).

Day 4 : Visit Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Next, you can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka, about a 3-hour ride. You need to take a Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Shin-Osaka Station and then transfer to the JR Kyoto Line to Osaka Station.

Osaka is home to Japan’s most amazing aquarium, the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Moreover, the aquarium has 15 large tanks with a wide range of marine life, including rays, seals, penguins, dolphins, turtles, octopi, and a whale shark. 

The aquarium is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 8.00 pm and Monday from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm. Get there early to avoid the crowds and enjoy watching all of the marine life in the aquarium. Further, the standard ticket price is 2550 yen ($19.16) for adults and 1300 ($9.77) for kids. 

Day 5 : Visit Universal Studios Osaka


Universal Studios Osaka is Japan’s second most visited theme park, just falling short of Disney Resort. It is divided into 8 themed areas – Jurassic Park, Amity Village, Hollywood, San Francisco, New York, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Wonderland, and Waterworld. Further, it consists of thrilling rides based on box office hits like Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, and Spiderman. 

Universal Studios Osaka opens between 8.30 am and 9.30 am and closes between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm. Moreover, it’s best to get there closer to the opening time to enjoy all its attractions. 

The 1-day pass costs 7400 ($56.53) yen for adults and 4980 yen ($38.05) for kids between 4 and 11 years. Furthermore, the 2-day pass costs 12450 ($95.12) yen for adults and 8420 ($64.33) yen for kids between 4 and 11 years.

Day 6 : Take a day trip to Nara ( Day 6 of our Japan itinerary 7 days )

A Deer at Nara park
Nara Park

The ancient city of Nara is a kids-friendly historical and cultural site you must visit on your family trip to Japan. Nara became the first permanent capital of Japan in the early 8th century. Moreover, kids can look at the world’s largest wooden building, Todaiji Temple’s Daibutsuden. The temple houses a 15-meter-tall Buddha statue that is made of bronze. Also, Nara is home to a natural park and garden where you can view diverse flora and fauna, including deer and Japanese flowers.

Day 7 : Travel from Osaka to Narita Airport

Finally, from Osaka, you must travel back to Narita Airport, which takes about four to five hours. Take the JR Kyoto Line to Shin-Osaka Station, and catch a Shinkansen to Shinagawa Station from there. Once at Shinagawa Station, look for a JR Ticket Office to reserve your seat on the next Narita Express headed to Narita Airport. 

Lastly, Japan is a kid-friendly country with many unique experiences to witness with family. Where do you love to go with your kids in Japan? Let us know in the comments below. Also, do subscribe to our newsletter for more exciting travel news.

Frequently Asked Questions

Japan Trip FAQs

Is Japan a good place for a family vacation?

Absolutely! Japan is like a playground for all ages. Imagine Disneyland meets sushi land. You’ve got kid-friendly attractions, adorable mascots, and theme parks that’ll make even Grandma do cartwheels. Don’t forget the ninja temples and robot restaurants – because family trips should always include a dash of ‘Whoa, did that just happen?’

How much will a trip cost to Japan?

Ah, the ‘Yen-y’ question! The cost of your Japan adventure is like a sushi buffet – it depends on how much you can gobble up. Budget travelers can savor ramen, capsule hotels, and free sights for around [insert your estimated cost here]. Or you can go full ‘Wagyu’ and splurge on luxury experiences that’ll have you saying, ‘Arigato, wallet-san!’

How much is a family holiday to Japan?

Picture this: Japan as a menu. You’ve got sushi-priced options and Wagyu-priced options. On the ‘temaki’ (cheap) side, with budget flights, street food feasts, and economical inns, a family can frolic for around [insert your estimated cost here]. But if you want the ‘kaiseki’ (luxury) treatment, expect pampering that’ll have your kids saying, ‘When’s our next family holiday?’

Is 7 days in Japan enough?

Ahoy, time traveler! Seven days in Japan is like a sampler platter. You’ll get a taste of the main dishes – Tokyo’s neon nightlife, Kyoto’s ancient charms, and Osaka’s savory street food. While you can’t devour everything, it’s like sushi – bite-sized pieces that leave you craving for more. Just remember, time flies faster than a bullet train, so savor each moment like it’s the last piece of tempura!

What is the best month to go to Japan?

Here’s the scoop – Japan’s seasons are like a sushi conveyor belt, each plate more tempting than the last! Spring’s cherry blossoms are like edible confetti, while autumn paints the landscape in fiery hues. But if you prefer the ‘chilled’ vibe, winter’s your match. Like a master chef, Japan knows how to serve up beauty all year round, leaving you hungry for the next feast of sights!

What is the cheapest time to go to Japan?

Ready for some wallet-friendly wanderlust? The secret ingredient for a budget-friendly Japan trip is timing! The ‘nakamaki’ (best) months are the shoulder seasons – spring and fall. The cherry blossoms and foliage make Japan look extra Instagrammable without squeezing your yen. Just avoid the summer humidity and winter chills – it’s like dodging wasabi when you’re not in the mood for spicy!

Is Japan good for kids travel?

Absolutely! Japan is the ultimate playground for your little ninjas and mini samurais. With anime characters come to life, quirky museums, and theme parks that make adults jealous, your kids won’t be complaining about jet lag. And don’t forget about ninja castles and sumo wrestlers – Japan is like a real-life video game that everyone can win!

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