12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train
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Wakayama
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Kuwana
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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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 Vowz Bar, Alice on Wednesday Tokyo, Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Museum of Nature and Science and Shiodome Siosite.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo driving holiday app.

Detroit, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in January, with highs in Tokyo at 50°F and lows at 35°F. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Wakayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks

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nights
Wakayama

Split into two parts by the Kinokawa River, the city of Wakayama stands nestled in the eponymous plain, overlooked by a historic hilltop castle that was rebuilt after World War II.
You've added Tama Museum Kishi Station, Wakayama Marina City, Kishu Kuroshio Onsen, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wakayama sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Wakayama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in January, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Wakayama

Theme Parks · Baths · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

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night
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.
Okazaki Shrine has been added to your itinerary.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto itinerary builder site.

You can travel from Wakayama to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Wakayama in January, plan for little chillier nights in Kyoto, with lows around 34°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kuwana.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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night
Kuwana

The historic town of Kuwana stands as one of the 53 post stations that dotted the route between Kyoto and Edo (as Tokyo was then known) during the Edo period.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Nabana no Sato.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuwana road trip website.

You can travel from Kyoto to Kuwana in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Kuwana are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Kuwana

Parks
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Tokyo

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kuwana to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.