13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Inuyama
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isetan Shinjuku Store, Kabukicho and MIKIMOTO Ginza Main Store. On the 13th (Fri), explore the wide array of goods at Isetan Shinjuku Store and then wander the streets of Kabukicho.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker app .

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Tokyo is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 54°F and lows of 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Inuyama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Isetan Shinjuku Store
Isetan Shinjuku Store

few
hours
Inuyama

Inuyama ©
Located on the banks of an important regional river, the inland castle town of Inuyama has long been an important waypoint for merchants and travelers.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of The Museum Meiji-mura.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Inuyama road trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Inuyama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect nights in Inuyama to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Inuyama

Museums
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The Museum Meiji-mura ©
The Museum Meiji-mura

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kinkaku-ji, Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Inuyama to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Inuyama in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 52°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes teamLab☆Planets, Shibuya Crossing, Yokohama Cosmo World, and other attractions you added. Kōtoku-in and Imperial Palace will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Asakusa and Akihabara. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura) and Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo (in Yokohama). Enjoy Tokyo some more: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine and get a taste of local nightlife at Harlem.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping

Side Trips

Yokohama, Kamakura
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Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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