16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Fukuyama
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Aberdeen

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, &more) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

Make your Osaka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Aberdeen, UK to Osaka is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Aberdeen to Osaka, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Aberdeen in May, with highs in Osaka at 29°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Fukuyama.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

3
nights
Fukuyama

Fukuyama ©
A trip to Fukuyama, a riverside city known for its fragrant roses, is not complete without a visit to its main attraction, a quaint port village lined with old wooden houses and fishing boats.
On the 24th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Kurashiki Ivy Square, get to know the fascinating history of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Okayama Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fukuzen-ji Temple, walk around Tomo Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomo no Ura, thensteep yourself in history at Io-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nunakuma Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo).

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Fukuyama trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Fukuyama takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Osaka in May, expect nights in Fukuyama to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fukuyama

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Okayama
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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art

2
nights
Kanazawa

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 27th (Wed): explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, thentake a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, thenmake a trip to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, and finally don't miss a visit to Omicho Market.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Fukuyama to Kanazawa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. May in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

5
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo journey maker tool.

Getting from Kanazawa to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Kanazawa in May, with lows around 19°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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