13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Fuji
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Osaka
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

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hours
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 other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in January; daily highs in Tokyo reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. You'll set off for Fuji on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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night
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 18th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Ukishimagahara Nature Park and then take an in-depth tour of Mt.Fuji and Princess Kaguya museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fuji itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Fuji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tokyo in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Fuji. You will leave for Osaka on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Fuji

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Ukishimagahara Nature Park ©
Ukishimagahara Nature Park

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Kids Plaza Osaka and Glico Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hase-dera Temple and Toshodaiji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Nara Park & Nigatsu-do Temple), Muroji Temple (in Uda) and Omiwa Shrine (in Sakurai). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Hōzen-ji Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Fuji to Osaka in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Fuji in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Osaka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Sakurai, Muroji Temple, Nishinomiya Shrine
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Omiwa Shrine ©
Omiwa Shrine

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Nezu Shrine and Kashima Jingū Shrine. Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Takao and Wildlife Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Oya Stone Museum (in Utsunomiya), National Museum of Japanese History (in Sakura) and Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita). See some other sides of Tokyo: take a stroll through Yanaka, have fun and explore at KidZania Tokyo, explore the world behind art at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hie Jinjya.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wildlife Center, Mt. Takao, National Museum of Japanese History, Oya History Museum, Kashima Jingu
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Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kashima Jingu ©
Kashima Jingu

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