16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
5
Kyoto
— 4 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and wander the streets of Ginza.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planning app.

Nashville, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Tokyo is 15 hours. Traveling from Nashville in September, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Spas
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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
4.2

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, then make a trip to Omicho Market, then visit Higashichaya Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, then admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Yachiya Sake Brewery.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa journey maker app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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Neighborhood
Higashichaya Old Town
3.9
Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
4.5

2
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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.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary site.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
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Castle
Osaka Castle
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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

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