16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Nagoya
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Nara
— 1 day
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights
End: Tokyo

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.
You've added Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Kokyo Gaien National Garden, The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and other attractions to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanazono Shrine, don't miss a visit to Omoide Yokocho, see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then wander the streets of Kabukicho, and finally enjoy the dining and entertainment at Robot Restaurant.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In March in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nagoya Castle as well as Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden. On the 6th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle and then get to know the resident critters at Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Garden
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

4
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.
You've added Nishiki Market Shopping District, Kinkaku-ji, Ryoanji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Kennin-ji Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple, wander the streets of Shinbashi Dori, and make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka.

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You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

2
nights
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've added Minoo Park, Osaka Castle, Dotombori, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, stroll around Minoo Park, then stop by Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuyunoten Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shitennoji, admire the landmark architecture of Tsutenkaku, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then browse the different shops at Tempozan Market Place, and finally make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In March, daytime highs in Osaka are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Minoo Park
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
day
Nara

Nara ©
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.
You've added Yakushi-ji Temple, Toshodai-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakushi-ji Temple.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nara itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Magic Bar Tejinaya Shinjuku, Tokyo Tower, teamLab Borderless, and other attractions you added.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Nara to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin
Zojo-ji Temple ©
Zojo-ji Temple
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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