16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Nagoya
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Osaka
— 4 nights
5
Kobe
— 2 nights

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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Odaiba District, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planner.

Tampa, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Neighborhood
Odaiba District
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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
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History Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum
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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, explore the world behind art at Tokugawa Art Museum, look for gifts at Otsukaya Kurumamichi Honten, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, then engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally make a trip to Osu Shopping Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nagoya route planning website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at Musubi Kyoto. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online visit planner.

Take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Neighborhood
Gion
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4
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Osaka

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Mt. Koya (in Koya-cho) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, make a trip to Kuromon Market, and admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Osaka online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Osaka sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Castle
Osaka Castle
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Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kobe trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kobe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in August, plan for slightly colder days in Kobe, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Baths · Spas

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