13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Beirut
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Sendai
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Shakotan-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Sapporo
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Beirut


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1
night
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.
On the 13th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya, take a stroll through Yanaka District, contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, wander the streets of Ueno District, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and finally stop by Ginza Itoya Hontren.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Beirut to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Ueno District ©
Ueno District

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Ishibe Alley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Higashi Hongan-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Spas
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Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

3
nights
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Kirin Beer Sendai Factory, get a new perspective on nature at Tohoku University of Natural History, explore the historical opulence of Sendaijo Ato, thenexplore the historical opulence of Aoba Castle Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Atago Jinja Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kosho-ji Temple. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Rairaikyo Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Risshaku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yamadera Senju-in Temple, thenexplore the world behind art at Yamagata Museum of Art, and finally step into the grandiose world of Yamagatajoato Ninomaruhigashi Otemon.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sendai trip site.

You can fly from Kyoto to Sendai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in July, you will find days in Sendai are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shakotan-cho.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Yamagata
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Rinnoji Temple ©
Rinnoji Temple
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato

2
nights
Shakotan-cho

Shakotan-cho ©
Shakotan-cho is a quiet coastal town with sandy beaches, viewing points, and an underwater observatory for spotting salmon and sea urchins.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cape Shakotan, explore the activities along Shimamu Beach, thenget great views at Cape Kamui Lighthouse, thenexplore the striking landscape at Cape Kamui, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Sakotandake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ebisuiwa Daikokuiwa, look for gifts at Elra Plaza, steep yourself in history at Old Shimoyoichi Unjoya, thenget engrossed in the history at Yoichi Fisheries Museum, and finally make a trip to Rita Road.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shakotan-cho tour website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sendai to Shakotan-cho. In July, daytime highs in Shakotan-cho are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shakotan-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yoichi-cho
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Shimamu Beach ©
Shimamu Beach
Cape Kamui ©
Cape Kamui
Cape Shakotan ©
Cape Shakotan

3
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
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.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, don't miss a visit to Tanukikoji Shopping Street, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Hokkaido Brewery, thenexamine the collection at The Hokkaido University Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Sapporo Factory. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Former Iwanaga Clock Store, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sankaku Market, contemplate the long history of The Site of Temiya Line, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Otaru Canal, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo online trip builder.

Getting from Shakotan-cho to Sapporo by car takes about 2 hours. July in Sapporo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Shopping Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Otaru, Mitsui Outlet Park, Sapporo Kitahiroshima
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The Hokkaido University Museum ©
The Hokkaido University Museum
Fushimi Inari Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari Shrine

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