16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Nagasaki
— 3 nights
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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 National Museum and Kanda Myojin will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Kamakura Hiking Trails and Kamegayatsuzaka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita), National Museum of Japanese History (in Sakura) and Kawasaki Daishi (in Kawasaki). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya, and don't miss a visit to Hozomon.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday planner.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Tokyo is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Perth in February: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Osaka online travel planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

4
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Daishoin Temple and Senjokaku. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at JMSDF Kure Museum and Peace Flame. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Takatoridai (in Kure) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Shiraito River). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, examine the collection at Honkawa Peace Museum, and contemplate the long history of Kyu Kokutaiji Atagoike.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Nakamachi Church. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofukuji Temple, take an in-depth tour of 26 Martyrs Museum, then examine the collection at Higashiyamate Junibankan, then contemplate the long history of Higashiyamate Ko Jusanbankan, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.