13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Osaka
— 2 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.
You've now added Tokyo DisneySea to your itinerary. Attractions like Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and Tokyo Tower make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like The National Art Center, Tokyo and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

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

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, then contemplate the long history of Suganuma Gassho Community, and finally take a stroll through Gokayama.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa holiday planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community

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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.
Kids will enjoy Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Amanohashidate and Chion-in Temple. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Takashima to see Kaizu Osaki about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, get all the equipment you need at Fuuka-Kimono, don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple) ©
Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

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