16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Prague

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Senso-ji Temple and Odaiba. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Asakusa. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, and stroll through Ueno Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip maker .

Prague, Czech Republic to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Prague to Tokyo. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Gotemba Premium Outlets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, and finally explore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ide Sake Brewery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, and finally trek along Momiji Tunnel.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi online road trip planner .

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Fujiyoshida, Gotemba Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum

3
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.
Visit Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gion and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, & more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Dotonbori, see the interesting displays at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Dotonbori
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, head off the coast to Miyajima, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip app .

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima ©
Miyajima

3
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Let the collections at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and Fukuoka City Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dazaifu Temman-gu and Mojiko Retro. Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Kyushu National Museum (in Dazaifu) and Kyushu Railway History Museum (in Moji). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Ohori Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, take an in-depth tour of Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, and take in the exciting artwork at Hakata Doll Shop Shogetsudo.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip builder .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In April, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kitakyushu
Highlights from your plan
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, browse the exhibits of Art Jeunesse Akihabara, then wander the streets of Akihabara, and finally see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

Getting from Fukuoka to Tokyo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Art Jeunesse Akihabara ©
Art Jeunesse Akihabara
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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