13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Saga
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Nara
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online tour itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or 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. In May, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. You'll set off for Saga on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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3
nights
Saga

Saga ©
Saga is the capital city of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan.Saga was the capital of Saga Domain in the Edo period, and largest city of former Hizen Province.As of February 28, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 234,453 and a population density of 543 persons per km². Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yobuko Morning Market, Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum in Mall and Dongurimura. Step out of Saga to go to Sasebo and see Huis Ten Bosch, which is approximately 1h 45 min away.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saga itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tokyo to Saga. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off toNara.

Things to do in Saga

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Fukuoka Anpanman Children's Museum in Mall, Yobuko Morning Market, Huis Ten Bosch
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Yobuko Morning Market ©
Yobuko Morning Market

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horyu-ji Temple as well as Nara Park. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): walk around Nara Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Horyu-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nara tour itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saga to Nara. In June in Nara, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Horyu-ji Temple
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Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

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.
You've now added Okazaki Shrine to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Okazaki Shrine, and then explore the world behind art at Kyoto Ukiyo-e Museum.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Nara in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kyoto, with lows of 67°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kyoto Ukiyo-e Museum ©
Kyoto Ukiyo-e Museum

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Skytree, Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Hachiko. Museum-lovers will appreciate Samurai Museum and Wa Space. See even more of Tokyo: get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum
Ginza ©
Ginza

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