13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Kurashiki
— 1 night
4
Osaka
— 1 night

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Odaiba District, Akihabara, Ginza, and other attractions. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour travel. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nara Park, Monkey Park Iwatayama, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, and other attractions you added. Change things up with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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Kurashiki

Kurashiki ©
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Kurashiki Ivy Square has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Achi Shrine and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kurashiki trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kurashiki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
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Achi Shrine ©
Achi Shrine
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Kurashiki Ivy Square ©
Kurashiki Ivy Square

1
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Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
On the 26th (Mon), wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Osaka day trip site.

Traveling by train from Kurashiki to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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