13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 1 day
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
5
Tokyo
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Fukagawa Edo Museum, examine the collection at Subway Museum, get to know the resident critters at Edogawa Natural Zoo, thenwalk around Gyosen Park, thenwalk around Tokyo Metropolitan Koganei Park, and finally stroll around Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park. Keep things going the next day: get all the equipment you need at Kimono & Geisha Experience COCOMO, examine the collection at Tobu Museum, admire the natural beauty at Former Shiba Rikyu Gardens, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, thenstroll around Kinuta Park, and finally walk around Shakujii Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tokyo Metropolitan Koganei Park, Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park
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Edogawa Natural Zoo ©
Edogawa Natural Zoo
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Subway Museum ©
Subway Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll around Yodo River Park Sewaritei District, thenexamine the collection at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya, and finally steep yourself in history at Keage Incline. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Shosei-en Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Daimonji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Hiei, see the interesting displays at Lake Biwa Museum, thentake in breathtaking views at Hozukyo Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Myoshinji Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kyoto day trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Biwa Museum, Yodo River Park Sewaritei District, Hozukyo Gorge
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Mt. Daimonji
Mt. Daimonji
Lake Biwa Museum ©
Lake Biwa Museum

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): walk around Shukugawa Park, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, expand your horizons at Ninja-Do, thenget your game on at The Silver Ball Planet, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sakuya Konohanakan.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Tours Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Shukugawa Park
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Food Tours
Ninja-Do ©
Ninja-Do
Sakuya Konohanakan ©
Sakuya Konohanakan

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): head outdoors with Paddle Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, head outdoors with Tobishima Kaido, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, thenlook and learn at Hiroshima Children's Museum, and finally explore the activities along Motoyasu River. On your second day here, engage your brain at Hiroshima City Ebiyama Museum Of Meteorology, take a peaceful walk through Misen Wild Woods, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Asa Zoological Park, thentake in panoramic vistas at Shishiiwa Tenbodai, and finally appreciate the history behind Peace Flame.

Plan trip to Hiroshima with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Tobishima Kaido
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Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach
Hiroshima Children's Museum ©
Hiroshima Children's Museum
Misen Wild Woods ©
Misen Wild Woods

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Family-friendly places like Gunma Natural Museum and Tama Zoological Park will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saitama Children Zoo and Kokyo Gaien National Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park (in Namegawa-machi), Saiko Lake (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Mt. Kumotori (in Okutama-machi). See even more of Tokyo: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, steep yourself in history at Kyu-Furukawa Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Tokyo by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saitama Children Zoo, Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park, Tama Zoological Park, Gunma Natural Museum, Saiko Lake
Highlights from your plan
Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park ©
Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park
Saitama Children Zoo ©
Saitama Children Zoo
Mt. Kumotori ©
Mt. Kumotori

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