13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Narita
— 1 night
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights

1
night
Narita

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Shisui Premium Outlets, make a trip to Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Naritasan Omote Sando.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Narita trip itinerary site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Narita is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Auckland to Narita. Traveling from Auckland in March, you will find days in Narita are little chillier (15°C), and nights are colder (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Shisui Premium Outlets
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Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes STREET KART Shinagawa, Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, Imperial Palace, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Senso-ji Temple and Ginza. Shop till you drop at Asakusa and Takeshita Street. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Odaiba District, visit Akihabara, and look for gifts at Kimono Me.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Narita to Tokyo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then look for all kinds of wild species at Yodoryokuchi Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nara Park and Kofuku-ji Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Himeji Castle and Todai-ji Temple. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and get a taste of the local shopping with Minami (Namba).

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji Castle
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've now added Tokyo Disneyland to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, visit Yokohama Chinatown, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Yokohama Chinatown
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Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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