13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 4 nights

6
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 now added Mount Fuji to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Tokyo Disneyland and Meiji Jingu Shrine will thrill your kids. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Maihama (Bon Voyage & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Tokyo Sea Life Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and see the interesting displays at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Urayasu, Mount Fuji
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto route planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Kuchu Teien Observatory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more) and Himeji (Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Kuromon Market, and identify plant and animal life at Shin Satoyama.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka travel planning tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Osaka, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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