13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour itinerary planner

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and wander the streets of Akihabara.

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London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

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You can fly from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Himeji

— 1 night
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Himeji trip website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
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Kyoto

— 5 nights
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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum & Universal Studios Japan). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Genkoan.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker site.

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.