13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
4
Onna-son
— 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Yokohama) and Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, Kōtoku-in
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nara Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Todai-ji Temple). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Katsura Imperial Villa, and steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Miyajima, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
nights
Onna-son

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
On the 18th (Fri), shop like a local with Onna Station Nakayukui Market, contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, then see the interesting displays at Onnason Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Manzamo. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then make a trip to Nakijin Castle Ruins, then don't miss a visit to Cape Maeda, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Onna-son trip planner.

You can fly from Hiroshima to Onna-son in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hiroshima in October: high temperatures in Onna-son hover around 33°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakijin Castle Ruins, Sefa-Utaki, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park

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