13 days in Tokyo, Nagoya & Kobe Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo, Nagoya & Kobe Itinerary

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13 days in Tokyo, Nagoya & Kobe Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Nagoya
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Kobe
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

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Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo is 17 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Side Trip

Urayasu
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nagoya online trip maker .

Getting from Tokyo to Nagoya by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

2
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Amore Beach, examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, then shop like a local with Kobe Harborland, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kobe Port Tower, and finally take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown). Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudoji Temple, and then admire the verdant scenery at Arima Onsen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kobe online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kobe are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Amore Beach
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Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Tokyo Station Marunouchi Ekimae Hiroba, contemplate the long history of Tokyo Central Railway Station, meet the residents at Ueno Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Hachiko, and finally take a stroll through Takeshita Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in and then take a stroll through Asakusa.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning tool .

Fly from Kobe to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

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Kōtoku-in
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

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