16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Train
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Nara
— 1 night
Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Akihabara, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary app.

Philadelphia, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Philadelphia in April since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Highlights from your trip

1
night
Hakone-machi

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi online visit planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for little chillier days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Water Body
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
4.1
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Landmark
Owaku-dani Valley
3.9

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more) and Koya-cho (Kodai-in Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, hit the best photo ops around with Photoguider-Japan, and don't miss a visit to Ukiyokoji Street.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Osaka in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Osaka Castle ©
Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0
Himeji Castle ©
World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5

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nights
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, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto route builder app.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Nijo Castle ©
World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

1
night
Nara

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, and then stroll around Nara Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nara tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nara, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Nara Park ©
Wildlife Area
Nara Park
4.5
Todai-ji Temple ©
World heritage site
Todai-ji Temple
4.7

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