13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Visit Kinkaku-ji and Ryoanji Temple for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, get your game on at NINJA VR KYOTO, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and stop by Kiyora Senjafuda.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker site.

Atlanta, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Experience YAMATO. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and then take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka itinerary website.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Miyajima and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Itsukushima Shrine and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Take a break from Hiroshima with a short trip to Daishoin Temple in Hatsukaichi, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima travel site.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Senso-ji Temple and National Museum of Nature and Science. Visit Imperial Palace and Fukagawa Edo Museum for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online attractions planner.

You can fly from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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