13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Matsumoto
— 1 night
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Himeji
— 1 night
6
Hiroshima
— 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Matsumoto

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, thendeepen your understanding at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute, thenexplore the activities along Pond Tashiro, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Taisho Pond.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Matsumoto day trip planning app.

Getting from Tokyo to Matsumoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Matsumoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pond Tashiro ©
Pond Tashiro
Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Taisho Pond ©
Taisho Pond

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, thendon't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, thendon't miss a visit to Omicho Market, thenadmire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, and finally head outdoors with Gongenmori Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kanazawa holiday planning site.

Getting from Matsumoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Gongenmori Beach
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, stop by Gion, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto route planning app.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for slightly colder days in Himeji, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle and then admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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