13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 1 day
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 1 night

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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.
Visiting Lake Kawaguchi and Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Fukagawa Edo Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, and get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Tokyo. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in Tokyo reach 14°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 19:
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Must see
Edo-Tokyo Museum
4.4
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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
4.4
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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
4.2

2
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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 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then stroll around Nara Park, and then examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. On the next day, take a stroll through Dotombori District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Osaka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Must see
Nara Park
4.5
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip builder.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3
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Historic Site
Sanjusangendo Temple
4.6

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Osaka

Osaka ©
On the 22nd (Sun), make a trip to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, then don't miss a visit to Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), then wander the streets of Akihabara, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Art Jeunesse Akihabara.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour website.

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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