16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Koya-cho
— 2 nights
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Hagi
— 2 nights
4
Sasebo
— 1 night
5
Nagasaki
— 3 nights

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Tobita Shinchi, &more) and The Former Foreign Settlement of Kobe (in Kobe). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Gion, and stop by Arashiyama.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto tour builder site.

Rome, Italy to Kyoto is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Rome to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-in Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, relax and rejuvenate at Healing Space Koyasan Uguisu Seitaiin, then stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torodo Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kongo, appreciate the views at Katsuragi Highlands, then contemplate the long history of Kuriyama Family Residence, and finally look for gifts at Kadohama Gomatofu Sohompo.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koya-cho sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Koya-cho are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hagi.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Mountain
Mt. Koya
4.6
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Historic Site
Koyasan Danjo Garan
4.6

2
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Hagi

Hagi ©
A quiet castle town with a wealth of historic sites, Hagi draws visitors with its solid collection of traditional Japanese architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Yukawa Family Old Residence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokoji Temple, steep yourself in history at Former House of Yamamura Family, take a tour by water with Hagi Tour Boat, then steep yourself in history at Former Kubota Family Residence, and finally steep yourself in history at Hagi Castle Town. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Jigokudai, then Head underground at Akiyoshido, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hyakumaizara, and finally don't miss a visit to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hagi trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Hagi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Hagi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Tokoji Temple
4.3
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Cave
Akiyoshido
4.7

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Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sasebo online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hagi to Sasebo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Sasebo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks
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Theme Park
Huis Ten Bosch
3.6

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, make a trip to Peace Memorial Statue, then stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): walk around Nabekanmuriyama Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, examine the collection at Dejima, then stop by Ishimaru Bunkoudou, then snap pictures at Megane Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Sasebo to Nagasaki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Garden
Glover Garden
4.1

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