13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip maker

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Kawaguchi
— 1 night
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Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train to Okayama, Ferry to Naoshima-cho
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Naoshima-cho
— 6 nights
Ferry to Uno, Drive to Osaka
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Osaka
— 1 night
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Kawaguchi

— 1 night
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Previously Tanaka Family House.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kawaguchi online visit planner.

Tokyo to Kawaguchi is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In March, daytime highs in Kawaguchi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Spas · Baths · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kawaguchi to Kyoto. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Naoshima-cho

— 6 nights
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naoshima-cho: Angel Road (in Tonosho-cho), Teshima (Toshima Sea Wall House, Teshima Art Museum, &more) and Fukuyama (Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo), Fukuzen-ji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Naoshima, stop by Naoshima Bath, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ojigadake, and explore the world behind art at Higashiyama Kaii Setouchi Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Naoshima-cho trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Kyoto to Naoshima-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Naoshima-cho sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Osaka

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take a stroll through Dotombori District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

Discover how to plan a Osaka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Naoshima-cho to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.