16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  13 h
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Berlin

6
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 Roppongi, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Kitanomaru Park, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Omotesando and Akihabara. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

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Berlin, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Fuji, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Kitanomaru Park ©
Kitanomaru Park
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Kinkaku-ji, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Maruyama Park. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then walk around Maruyama Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Castle, Dotonbori and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and then take a stroll through Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle and then have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Osaka journey tool .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally appreciate the history behind Peace Flame. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip website .

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. March in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pokemon Center Skytree Town. Keep things going the next day: stop by Pokemon Center Skytree Town.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping
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Pokemon Center Skytree Town ©
Pokemon Center Skytree Town

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