13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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

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.
You've added Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Senso-ji Temple, teamLab Borderless, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Takeshita Street, get to know the fascinating history of Omoide Yokocho, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Hedgehog Cafe HARRY, Harajuku.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brisbane in September, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hida Takayama Museum of Art, Residence of Miyaji and Takayama Museum of History and Art.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Takayama online trip maker.

Getting from Tokyo to Takayama by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Takayama, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) ©
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji
Hida Takayama Museum of Art ©
Hida Takayama Museum of Art

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kyoto International Manga Museum, Arashiyama Park, Kameyama Area, Monkey Park Iwatayama, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip maker site.

Getting from Takayama to Kyoto by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

2
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Himeji Castle, Kuromon Market, Hozenji Yokocho, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Osaka tour builder website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Himeji Castle
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Escape Osaka - Dark Zen ©
Escape Osaka - Dark Zen
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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