13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Nara
— Few hours
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Oslo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo attractions planner.

Oslo, Norway to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. When traveling from Oslo in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 22°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou

4
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Kyoto itinerary tool .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toei Kyoto Studio Park ©
Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

few
hours
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.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, stroll around Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nara trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nara, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka has been added to your itinerary. Enjoy Tokyo some more: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, walk around Ueno Park, view the masterpieces at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

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Getting from Nara to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Nara in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Tokyo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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