13 days in Japan & Philippines Itinerary

13 days in Japan & Philippines Itinerary

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13 days in Japan & Philippines Itinerary

Start: Phoenix, United States
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  8​h 15​min
Hiroshima, Japan
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Amagasaki, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Phoenix, United States

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Have a day of magic on the 19th (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Ginza, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo itinerary planning tool .

Phoenix, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Tokyo is 16 hours. When traveling from Phoenix in March, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Tokyo

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

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Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

1
night
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Puerto Princesa Underground River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village and then see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Princesa trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Tokyo to Puerto Princesa by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Puerto Princesa is minus 1 hour. In March, Puerto Princesa is much hotter than Tokyo - with highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

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hours
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 23rd (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, then make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima day trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Puerto Princesa to Hiroshima in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, Hiroshima is cooler than Puerto Princesa - with highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo-jo Castle, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amagasaki.

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#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo-jo Castle ©
Nijo-jo Castle

2
nights
Amagasaki, Japan

Amagasaki ©
Amagasaki is an industrial city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then take a stroll through Dotonbori, and then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Amagasaki online tour planner .

Drive from Kyoto to Amagasaki in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amagasaki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Zoos & Aquariums

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Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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