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 30 min
2
Fukuyama
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Narita
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Kyoto (Sanjusangendo Temple, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Osaka vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Aberdeen, UK to Osaka is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Aberdeen to Osaka. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aberdeen in May: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fukuyama.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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), get engrossed in the history at Kurabo Memorial Hall, explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, thenmake a trip to Kurashiki Ivy Square, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fukuzen-ji Temple, and finally head off the coast to Hyakkan Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fukuyama online route planner.

Getting from Osaka to Fukuyama by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Osaka in May: highs in Fukuyama hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukuyama

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kurashiki
Highlights from your plan
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Kurabo Memorial Hall ©
Kurabo Memorial Hall

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, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Akihabara, and find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fukuyama to Tokyo. May in Tokyo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Narita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
nights
Narita

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple Issaikyodo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Three-storied Pagoda, contemplate the long history of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, thenstroll around Naritasan Park, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaku-do, and finally don't miss a visit to Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple Main Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Kobuntei, take in nature's colorful creations at Kairakuen Park, thenwalk around Sakura no yama Park, thentake in panoramic vistas at Narita International Airport Terminal 1, and finally stop by Biplane Museum Shop.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Narita tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Tokyo to Narita in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in May, Narita is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Mito
Highlights from your plan
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Sakura no yama Park ©
Sakura no yama Park
Narita International Airport Terminal 1 ©
Narita International Airport Terminal 1

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