12 days in Tokyo, Nara & Urayasu Itinerary

12 days in Tokyo, Nara & Urayasu Itinerary

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12 days in Tokyo, Nara & Urayasu Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Nara
— 1 day
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
subway:  30​min
4
Urayasu
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

5
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 Tokyo Tower, Seibu Shinjuku Pepe & Brick St., Hanazono Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Ghibli Museum in Mitaka (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ueno Park, take a stroll through Asakusa, and shop like a local with Ginza.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online road trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Nara.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

1
day
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, then see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and finally pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nara tour planning website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Central Railway Station, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Kansenen Park, and other attractions you added. On the 26th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Central Railway Station, then pause for some photo ops at Hachiko, then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, take in nature's colorful creations at Okuma Garden, then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Tsukiji Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Nara to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Urayasu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
nights
Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Disneyland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Former House of Otsuka Family. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Bon Voyage, then browse the different shops at Ikspiari, and then discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Urayasu holiday site .

Urayasu is just a stone's throw from Tokyo. In October in Urayasu, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Ikspiari ©
Ikspiari

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