13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Manila, Luzon

3
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.
Get outdoors at Yokohama Nature Sanctuary and Kimono Me. Let the collections at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, and examine the collection at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Manila, Philippines to Tokyo is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Manila in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Ivory Craft Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Fuji and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Fujikawaguchiko-machi to go to Hakone-machi and see Narukawa Art Museum, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi holiday planner.

Drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Ivory Craft Museum, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mount Fuji
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

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.
For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Daimaru Museum Umeda. Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Nara Park & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto route planner.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in December, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
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 5th (Thu), hike along Mt Shosha hiking, thencontemplate the long history of Himeji Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Himeji day trip planning app.

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:
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Mt Shosha hiking ©
Mt Shosha hiking
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Miyajima, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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