13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

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Salt Lake City, USA to Osaka is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Osaka is 16 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

3
nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 27th (Sat), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, thentake some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and finally make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, thenexplore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kyoto to Hakone-machi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

4
nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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