13 days in Japan & Hong Kong Itinerary

13 days in Japan & Hong Kong Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Honolulu, United States
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Ishigaki, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Honolulu, United States

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, thenget your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and then discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip app.

Honolulu, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Tokyo is 19 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in December, expect Tokyo to be much colder, temps between 54°F and 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

3
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Heian Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 1st (Fri), appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Miyajima, head outdoors with Paddle Park, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima travel planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Miyajima
Miyajima
Paddle Park ©
Paddle Park
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, pause for some photo ops at Lantau island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Hong Kong takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Hong Kong Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Hiroshima in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Hong Kong, with highs around 68°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

2
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
On the 6th (Wed), kick back and relax at Sukuji Beach, explore the activities along Kabira Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Hong Kong to Ishigaki in 5 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong to Ishigaki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach

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