13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
3
Osaka
— 4 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 Tower and Senso-ji Temple make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, stop by Akihabara, and wander the streets of Ginza.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online attractions planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get much colder in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

4
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.
Attractions like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, admire the striking features of Kyoto Station Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kyoto online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Japan and Koko-en. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara Park (in Nara) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, make a trip to Ajigawa Tunnel, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and have some family-friendly fun at Ninja-Do.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka day trip app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

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

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