16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday planner

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 4 nights
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 day by day itinerary now includes Tokyo Little House, Shibuya Crossing, Ueno Park, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson). Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Hakone-machi (Hakone Ropeway & Hamamatsuya).

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel route planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Tokyo, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Byodoin and Fushimi Sake Village. Mimurotoji Temple and Teradaya will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Uji (Ujigami Shrine, Byodoin Omote-sando, &more) and Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara).

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kyoto day trip website.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites

Osaka

— 3 nights
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 some historical perspective at Shipporyuji Temple and Eizan-ji Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shori-ji Temple and Kinpusenji Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Yoshino-cho (Mt. Yoshino, Yoshimizu Shrine, &more), Rinshoji Temple (in Sennan) and Mekkemon Hiroba (in Kinokawa). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Niukawakami Shrine Shimosha and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inunaki.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 2 nights
For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.