13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights

4
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.
Attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Skytree make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo sightseeing planning website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Tokyo is much colder than Jakarta - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, look for gifts at Horando, Togetsukyo Honten, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Kyutei Omuro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, go for a walk through Gion, and then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

4
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Kuchu Teien Observatory. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more) and Nara Park (in Nara). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

Make your Osaka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara Park
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 11th (Sat), get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, thensee the interesting displays at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, and finally explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Ueno Zoo ©
Ueno Zoo
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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