13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
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.
Odaiba District and Tokyo National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and stop by Akihabara.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to Tokyo is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from St. Croix to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from St. Croix, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara Park (in Nara) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara Park, Dotombori District
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Miyajima and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Visiting Mt. Misen and Tobishima Kaido will get you outdoors. Step out of Hiroshima to go to Hatsukaichi and see Paddle Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, take in the awesome beauty at Ogonzan, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Tobishima Kaido
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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