16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

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Fly
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Fuji
— 2 nights
Train
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
3
Kobe
— 1 night
Drive
4
Osaka
— 1 night
Train
5
Himeji
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Fuji

— 2 nights
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fuji online visit planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Fuji is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fuji: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sagano as well as Saihoji Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. Visit Kinkaku-ji and Yasaka Shrine for their historical value. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary website.

Getting from Fuji to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Fuji in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Kyoto, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Kobe

— 1 night
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 13th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Maya.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kobe trip simple and quick.

Kobe is just a short distance from Kyoto. In November, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Osaka

— 1 night
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.
For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Osaka travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Himeji

— 3 nights
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Himeji is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Himeji trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites
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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, shop like a local with Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and head outdoors with Tokyo Dome City.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online trip builder.

You can fly from Himeji to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Tokyo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.