16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Fuji
— 2 nights
3
Nara
— 1 night
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
6
Urayasu
— 1 night
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights

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.
Plan trip to Tokyo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Madame Tussauds Tokyo ©
Madame Tussauds Tokyo
Mori Art Museum ©
Mori Art Museum
teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless

2
nights
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Iwamoto, take in the pleasant sights at Obuchi Sasaba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seiken-ji Temple, thenkick back and relax at Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryugeji Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fuji road trip tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Fuji by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in May: highs in Fuji hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nara.

Things to do in Fuji

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Shizuoka
Highlights from your plan
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine ©
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Seiken-ji Temple ©
Seiken-ji Temple
Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach) ©
Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach)

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Nara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fuji to Nara takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Fuji in May, expect nights in Nara to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Joruri Temple
Highlights from your plan
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

3
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 Universal Studios Japan. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda and Osaka Museum of History. Visit Osaka Castle and Hōzen-ji Temple for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Dotombori District, admire the striking features of Umeda Sky Building, walk around Nakanoshima Park, and steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Osaka online travel planner.

Getting from Nara to Osaka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nara in May since evenings lows in Osaka dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sento Imperial Palace (Sento Gosho), admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ishibe Alley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, thenmake a trip to Heian Shrine, thensteep yourself in history at Honen-in, and finally look for gifts at Ippodo Tea Kyoto.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Urayasu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Higashi Hongan-ji Temple ©
Higashi Hongan-ji Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Nishi Honganji ©
Nishi Honganji

1
night
Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
You've now added Tokyo Disneyland to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Urayasu trip site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Urayasu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in May, expect nights in Urayasu to be somewhat warmer, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
For shopping fun, head to Shimokitazawa or Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo. Get some historical perspective at Nezu Shrine and Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center. Explore Tokyo further: admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of University of Tokyo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gotokuji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online route planner.

Tokyo is just a short distance from Urayasu. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Urayasu in May, with lows around °C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin

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