13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Inuyama
— Few hours
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Tokyo
— 6 nights

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 District and MIKIMOTO Ginza Main Store. On the 13th (Fri), browse the range of quality goods at Isetan Shinjuku Store and then wander the streets of Kabukicho District.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planning website.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °F and lows are around °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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the striking features of The Museum Meijimura.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inuyama trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Inuyama by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Tokyo in December, you will find days in Inuyama are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Inuyama

Museums
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The Museum Meijimura ©
The Museum Meijimura

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.
You've added Kinkaku-ji, Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Inuyama to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Inuyama in December, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added teamLab☆Planets, Shibuya Crossing, Yokohama Cosmo World, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Imperial Palace and Hase-dera Temple for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Asakusa and Kōtoku-in. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Yokohama to see Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo about 56 minutes away. Explore Tokyo further: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Akihabara, and join in the after-dark buzz at Harlem.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online road trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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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