13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Kuwait City

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.
Bring the kids along to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo Disneyland. Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Senso-ji Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Yokohama Nature Sanctuary in Sakae (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the masterpieces at Yokohama Museum of Art, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo day trip app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in April, expect nights in Tokyo to be little chillier, around 12°C, while days are colder, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yokohama, Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
On the 14th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Kawaguchi. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip builder site .

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
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Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and then visit Dotonbori.

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Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Osaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kyoto International Manga Museum and Muko City Cultural Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Yodoryokuchi Park, take a stroll through Gion, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

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Kyoto is very close to Osaka. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Muko City Cultural Museum, Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, Todai-ji Temple
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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