16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Nikko
— 1 night
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Sendai
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 1 night
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Nara
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Fukuoka
— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chidorigafuchi and Zojo-ji Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River, have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Thessaloniki to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In March in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Meguro River ©
Meguro River
Zojo-ji Temple ©
Zojo-ji Temple

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Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Yudaki Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Yunoko Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ryuzu Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, and finally steep yourself in history at Yomeimon (Main Gate).

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nikko trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, you will find days in Nikko are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Sendai.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Chuzenji ©
Lake Chuzenji
Yomeimon (Main Gate) ©
Yomeimon (Main Gate)
Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls

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Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Nikka Whisky Sendai Factory Miyagikyo Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gokoku Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Sendaijo Ato, then don't miss a visit to Jozenji-dori Avenue, and finally don't miss a visit to Sendai Station.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sendai travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Nikko to Sendai by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sendai can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Sendai Station ©
Sendai Station

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Mint Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Sendai to Osaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sendai in March: highs in Osaka hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum

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Nara

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Nara National Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nara trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Nara are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally explore the activities along Kamogawa River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Shosei-en Garden, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, and finally stroll through Nanzen-ji Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto travel route app.

Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kyoto, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sannenzaka Ninenzaka ©
Sannenzaka Ninenzaka

1
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Hiroshima

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, then pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
The Cenotaph ©
The Cenotaph

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maizuru Park and Kushida Shrine. Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Nagasaki (Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, &more) and Sasebo (Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort, Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara, &more). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Nokonoshima Island, admire the striking features of Hakata Station, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fukuoka online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tenkaiho ©
Tenkaiho
Maizuru Park ©
Maizuru Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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