13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Hakone-machi
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
End: Osaka

5
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 Shinjuku Golden Gai, Akihabara, Tokyo Skytree, and other attractions you added. Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan and Kanda Myojin will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Kōtoku-in
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Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

1
day
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.
The Hakone Open-Air Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Hakone Museum of Art, and then explore the world behind art at Okada Museum of Art.

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Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by combination of train and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Museum of Art ©
Hakone Museum of Art
Okada Museum of Art ©
Okada Museum of Art

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Nishiki Market Shopping District, Gion, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Arashiyama, go for a walk through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, admire the landmark architecture of Ninna-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Classes
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

5
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Nara Park, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Umeda Sky Building. Explore hidden gems such as Nigatsu-do Temple and Toshodai-ji Temple. Get some cultural insight at Osaka Castle and Dotonbori. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho and take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Osaka online trip itinerary planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

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