16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda, Tram to Hamamatsucho, Train to Kanazawa
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train to Shin-Osaka, Fly to Dubai

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Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for gifts at Amanatto Kawamura.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa online vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kanazawa is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight, tram, and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dubai to Kanazawa due to the time zone difference. In April, Kanazawa is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chidorigafuchi and Meguro River. Step out of Tokyo to go to Yokohama and see Yokohama Negishi Forest Park, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, relax and rejuvenate at ARONA SPA, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Osaka

Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Explore hidden gems such as Tenryuji Temple and Mint Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Toji, &more) and Yoshino-cho (Mt. Yoshino, Kinpusenji Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Kemasakuranomiya Park, contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, admire the striking features of Umeda Sky Building, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka travel route planning tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore hidden gems such as Peace Bell and Peace Flame. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

Before you visit Hiroshima, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.