13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Nagoya
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 1 night
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
5
Hiroshima
— Few hours
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights

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.
You've added Imperial Palace, The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), Meiji Jingu Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Chiyoda Nyan To Naru Cafe. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the historical opulence of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), thenget a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday builder site.

Boston, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Tokyo is 14 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Boston in July, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aichi Prefecture Sports Complex. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Mizkan Museum, thenstop by Tokoname, and then have fun at Aichi Prefecture Sports Complex. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and then step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Nagoya sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Fun & Games Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tokoname, Mizkan Museum
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Mizkan Museum ©
Mizkan Museum
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kyoto day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in July, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple

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.
Universal Studios Japan has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wakihama Ebisu Grand Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Kishiwada Castle, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wakihama Ebisu Grand Shrine, Kishiwada Castle
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

few
hours
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, thenexplore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle
Shukkei-en Garden ©
Shukkei-en Garden

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Imperial Palace, The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), Meiji Jingu Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hase-dera Temple and Nezu Shrine. Your inner history buff will appreciate Asakusa Shrine and Kanda Myojin. Enjoy Tokyo some more: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hase-dera Temple
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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