13 days in Japan Itinerary

13 days in Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Narita
1
Mito
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Kita
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Osakasayama

4
nights
Mito

Mito ©
Quaint and historic, Mito serves as the capital of Ibaraki Prefecture, once a castle town and stronghold for the Edo-period Mito clan.
Oiwa Shrine has been added to your itinerary. Kashima Jingu and Katori Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nakaminato Fish Market and Nasu Garden Outlet. Venture out of the city with trips to Amabiki Kannon (in Sakuragawa), Road Station HITACHIOMIYA (in Hitachiomiya) and Kitaibaraki (Cape Izura Park & Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art Ibaraki). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Honda Collection Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Semba Boadwalk, browse the fresh offerings at Morita Suisan Nakaminato Honten Fish Market, and steep yourself in history at Shinohara House.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mito trip site .

Narita to Mito is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Mito are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Mito

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hitachinaka, Road Station HITACHIOMIYA, Cape Izura Park, Amabiki Kannon, Shinohara House
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Kashima Jingu ©
Kashima Jingu
Katori Jingu Shrine ©
Katori Jingu Shrine
Semba Boadwalk ©
Semba Boadwalk

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shimbashi Enbujo, Magical Trip Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Food Tours, Tokyo Pub Crawl, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take a stroll through Yanaka, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, then test the waters at Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari, and finally see a show at Shimbashi Enbujo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Ginza, then wander the streets of Odaiba, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Magical Trip Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Food Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Mito to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mito in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Tokyo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Nightlife Tours
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Yanaka ©
Yanaka

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Night Club Butterfly Kyoto, Hands On Kyoto, Samurai Kembu Theater, and other attractions you added. Kyoto National Museum and Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan will appeal to museum buffs. Gion and Kinkaku-ji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and admire the landmark architecture of Kyoto Station Building.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kyoto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Nightlife Tours

Side Trip

Hikone Castle
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Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Pub Crawl, Ghost Ultra Lounge, Koyasan Reihokan Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): wander the streets of Dotonbori, wander the streets of Minami (Namba), examine the collection at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then shop like a local with Shinsaibashi, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Osaka Castle Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kita day trip website .

You can drive from Kyoto to Kita in 1.5 hours. In November in Kita, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kita

Nightlife Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Koyasan Reihokan Museum
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PC and Retro Bar Space Station ©
PC and Retro Bar Space Station
HK Club Q International Party Bar ©
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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