13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Miyakojima
— 1 day
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 day
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights

1
day
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach and then head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima road trip website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Miyakojima is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Miyakojima is 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January: highs in Miyakojima hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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 30th (Thu): head off the coast to Miyajima and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, thentake an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, thensteep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hiroshima trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Miyakojima in January, with highs in Hiroshima at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara Park (in Nara) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto route app.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

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

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day
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): hit the slopes at Ryuoo Mountain Park, thenidentify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and then head outdoors with Shiga Kusatsu Kogen Route.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yamanouchi-machi trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Kyoto to Yamanouchi-machi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Yamanouchi-machi is a bit cooler than Kyoto - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Ryuoo Mountain Park ©
Ryuoo Mountain Park

4
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.
Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka capture your imagination. Odaiba District and Senso-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, stop by Asakusa, and look for gifts at Kimono Me.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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