13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
3
Nara
— Few hours
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights

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.
You've added teamLab Borderless, Ueno Park, Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Chidorigafuchi and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

4
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 list of things to see and do now includes Kyoto Tower, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Monkey Park Iwatayama, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kyoto Botanical Garden and Shinbashi Dori. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and admire the striking features of Chishaku-in.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kyoto Botanical Garden ©
Kyoto Botanical Garden

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nara driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nara when traveling from Kyoto in April, with lows around °C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stroll around Kemasakuranomiya Park and then admire the landmark architecture of Umeda Sky Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Mint Museum, make a trip to Hep Five Ferris Wheel, steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, thenstroll around Nakanoshima Park, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Osaka, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kemasakuranomiya Park ©
Kemasakuranomiya Park
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've now added Ghibli Museum Mitaka to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Hozomon and Meiji Shrine Imperial Garden. Explore Tokyo further: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower and stroll around Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route builder site.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay May 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park ©
Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Hozomon ©
Hozomon

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