13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Izu
— 1 night
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Himeji
— 1 day
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Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 3 nights

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Mt. Takao and Kiyose Sunflower Farm. Nezu Museum and Fire Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Oyama Afuri Shrine in Isehara--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and wander the streets of Ueno District.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo visit planner.

Brasilia, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. When traveling from Brasilia in November, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Izu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mt. Takao, Kiyose Sunflower Farm, Oyama Afuri Shrine
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Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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Izu

Izu ©
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shuzenji Nijino Sato. On the 3rd (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Daruma, then cruise along Nishiizu Skyline, then sample the tasty concoctions at Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji, and finally walk around Shuzenji Nijino Sato.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Izu sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Izu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tokyo in December, Izu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Izu

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
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Shuzenji Nijino Sato ©
Shuzenji Nijino Sato

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Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashima Shrine, steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, then admire the striking features of Hiromine Shrine, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Himeji trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Izu to Himeji takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Izu in December since evenings lows in Himeji dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Side Trip

Takasago
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Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru
Kashima Shrine ©
Kashima Shrine
Hiromine Shrine ©
Hiromine Shrine

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Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
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.
On the 5th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Ando Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Benesse House Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Lee Ufan Art Museun, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hachiman Shrine.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Naoshima-cho online journey planner.

Getting from Himeji to Naoshima-cho by combination of train and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums · Historic Sites
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Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Lee Ufan Art Museun ©
Lee Ufan Art Museun

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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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Tenryuji Temple and Nanzen-ji Temple are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Nara Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Ninna-ji Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Naoshima-cho to Kyoto in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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