13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
3
Suita
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Kita
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Nara
— 1 night
train + Fly:  11​h
End: Kuala Lumpur


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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.
Visiting Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Showa Kinen Park will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Takao and Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Asakusa, don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, and explore the activities along Sumida River.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel route planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Showa Kinen Park, Mt. Takao
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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.
Get some cultural insight at Gion and Kinkaku-ji. Get some historical perspective at Mt. Kurama and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kamogawa River, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and get in on the family fun at Toei Kyoto Studio Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Suita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Gion
Gion

2
nights
Suita

Suita ©
A smaller metropolis near Osaka, Suita remains best known for hosting the World's Fair in 1970.
On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Imashirotsuka Ancient Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Settsukyo Park, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Expo'70 Pavilion, examine the collection at Cup Noodle Mueseum in Osaka, Ikeda, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kabuto (Kabuto-yama), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishinomiya Shrine.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Suita online trip maker .

Suita is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In May, daytime highs in Suita are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Suita

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nishinomiya, Takatsuki, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Settsukyo Park ©
Settsukyo Park
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Nishinomiya Shrine ©
Nishinomiya Shrine

1
night
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Osaka tenmangu shrine, then admire the majestic nature at Minamitemma Park, then wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and finally don't miss a visit to Osaka City Central Hall.

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

Kita is very close to Suita. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nara.

Things to do in Kita

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Osaka
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Minamitemma Park ©
Minamitemma Park
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Osaka tenmangu shrine ©
Osaka tenmangu shrine

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine.

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

Traveling by car from Kita to Nara takes an hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kita in May since evenings lows in Nara dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

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