16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Fujiyoshida
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Kita
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

3
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.
You've added Harajuku Takeshita-dori, Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama, Karaoke Kan Shibuya, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum.

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

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. May in Tokyo sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama ©
Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama

1
night
Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Shiraito Falls has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fujiyoshida itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in May: highs in Fujiyoshida hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Shiraito Falls
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Shiraito Falls ©
Shiraito Falls

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Sagano Walk & Bamboo Forest. Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Gion and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. There's more to do: examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Fujiyoshida to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. While traveling from Fujiyoshida, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
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 3rd (Mon): head off the coast to Miyajima, then kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima route maker app .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach

4
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kuchu Teien Observatory, Osaka Castle and Universal Studios Japan. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kita day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kita in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Ueno Zoo, Tokyo Skytree, Chiku Chiku Cafe -Hedgehog home and cafe-, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ueno Zoo, take a stroll through Akihabara, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, then get your game on at - cafe & snake - Tokyo Snake Center, and then have some family-friendly fun at Chiku Chiku Cafe -Hedgehog home and cafe-.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online tour planner .

Getting from Kita to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You will leave for home on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Ueno Zoo ©
Ueno Zoo
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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