13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  16​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Himeji
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Okayama
— Few hours
train:  45​min
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Frankfurt

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sony Building, Ginza Sony Park, The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Tokyo is 8 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in March, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Spas Baths
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Aqua City Odaiba ©
Aqua City Odaiba
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

2
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.
You've added Kinkaku-ji, Yasaka Shrine, Daiunin Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Ryozen Kannon, then make a trip to Daiunin Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Yasaka Shrine.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

few
hours
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.
You've now added Himeji Castle to your itinerary.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Himeji day trip planning website .

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Himeji sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Okayama.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

few
hours
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
You've now added Okayama Castle to your itinerary.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Okayama travel website .

Traveling by car from Himeji to Okayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Himeji in March, Okayama is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites
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Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle
Okayama Prefectural Library ©
Okayama Prefectural Library

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum has been added to your itinerary.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Okayama to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, Tempozan Market Place, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and other attractions. On the 28th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Shitennoji Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Umeda Sky Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Tempozan Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then browse the different shops at Tempozan Market Place, then shop like a local with Dotonbori, and finally wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shitennoji ©
Shitennoji

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo journey planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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