13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Sendai
— 2 nights
train:  5 h
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Kobe
— Few hours
Train:  3 h
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

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.
To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will leave for Sendai on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Miyagi Zao Fox Village.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sendai trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Sendai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sendai: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 61°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Sendai

Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Miyagi Zao Fox Village
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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Miyagi Zao Fox Village ©
Miyagi Zao Fox Village

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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sendai to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sendai in October: highs in Kyoto hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 60°F. On the 9th (Fri), you're off toKobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

few
hours
Kobe

Kobe
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Kobe driving holiday site .

Kobe is just a short distance from Kyoto. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 64°F. On the 9th (Fri), you're off toTokyo.

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Kobe to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 12th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

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