13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Hakodate
— 1 night
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Sapporo
— 1 night
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Shintoku-cho
— 1 night
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Nagasaki
— 1 night
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Miyakojima
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo tour planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Brisbane, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Hakodate

Hakodate ©

City of Lights

A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
On the 5th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, make a trip to Hachimanzaka, then steep yourself in history at Iai Kindergarten, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Hakodate Observatory.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hakodate trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hakodate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, Hakodate is slightly colder than Tokyo - with highs of 28°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

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Sapporo

Sapporo ©

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, walk around Odori Park, get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, then take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sapporo holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Sapporo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Shintoku-cho.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus
Sapporo Clock Tower ©
Sapporo Clock Tower

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Shintoku-cho

Shintoku-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): visit Karikachi Kogen, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bear Mountain Sahoro, and then get a taste of life in the country at Yumu Ranch.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Shintoku-cho journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Sapporo to Shintoku-cho takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Sapporo in August, Shintoku-cho is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Shintoku-cho

Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Bear Mountain Sahoro ©
Bear Mountain Sahoro

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then make a trip to Omicho Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Shintoku-cho to Kanazawa with the Route module. Traveling from Shintoku-cho in August, expect Kanazawa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then make a trip to Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kyoto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kanazawa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 11th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Himeji online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Glover Garden, examine the collection at Dejima, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagasaki Peace Park, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Nagasaki road trip tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, then see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and finally make a trip to Boraga Limestone Cave.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima route planner.

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Miyakojima takes 7 hours. August in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Kayaking & Canoeing

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