16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kyoto
— 1 day
train:  3​h
4
Tokyo
— 1 night
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Kobe
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h
End: Mumbai

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 Kōtoku-in, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ginza and Imperial Palace. There's more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Tokyo is 3 hours. In May, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off toFujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Kamakura
Highlights from your plan
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
On the 25th (Sat), get impressive views of Mount Fuji.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi route maker app .

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mount Fuji
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji

1
day
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 Ebisuya, Kyoto Higashiyama, Kodaiji Park and Heian Shrine. On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, go all around town with Ebisuya, Kyoto Higashiyama, then walk around Kodaiji Park, then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in May, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Heian Shrine ©
Heian Shrine

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Takeshita Street has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): shop like a local with Takeshita Street.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo route planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Asakusa Shrine, Ueno Park, Ueno Zoo, and other attractions you added. Explore Tokyo further: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip site .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Kobe.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Ueno Zoo ©
Ueno Zoo
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

2
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Himeji Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Kobe City Museum (Kobe Shiritsu Hakubutsukan), and then shop like a local with Chinatown (Nankinmachi).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kobe online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Tokyo to Kobe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in May: highs in Kobe hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Himeji Castle
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

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