16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 1 day
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
5
Kobe
— 1 night
6
Nara
— 1 night
7
Hatsukaichi
— 1 day
8
Yokohama
— 1 night

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Senso-ji Temple, Shibuya Crossing, Meiji Jingu Shrine, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Akihabara.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation planning tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

1
day
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oyama Shrine, Nagamachi Neighborhood, Kenrokuen Garden, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): visit Higashichaya Old Town, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, thentake a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood, and finally steep yourself in history at Oyama Shrine.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa route maker site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kanazawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine

3
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Eikando Zenrinji Temple, Heian Shrine, Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), and other attractions. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: take a stroll through Gion.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel route app.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
You've added Tempozan Ferris Wheel, Isshinji Temple, Umeda Sky Building, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, and then shop like a local with Dotombori District. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Isshinji Temple, admire the striking features of Umeda Sky Building, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

1
night
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 15th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rokko, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), and then wander the streets of Kobe Harborland.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kobe trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Osaka to Kobe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Kobe sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Rokko ©
Mt. Rokko
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kofuku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple, Isuien Garden, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, thenappreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nara route builder app.

Drive from Kobe to Nara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In September in Nara, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

1
day
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Daishoin Temple, Momijidani Park, Itsukushima Shrine, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoin Temple, stroll around Momijidani Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, thensteep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hatsukaichi online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nara to Hatsukaichi by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

1
night
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 as well as Yokohama Chinatown. On the 18th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, thenexamine the collection at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, thendon't miss a visit to Yokohama Chinatown, and finally don't miss a visit to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yokohama trip planning website.

You can fly from Hatsukaichi to Yokohama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yokohama

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown

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