16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 5 nights
2
Urayasu
— 4 nights
3
Nikko
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights

5
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 Ikuno Korea Town, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Himeji Castle, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka tour planner.

Denver, USA to Osaka is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Osaka is 16 hours. Traveling from Denver in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Osaka: highs are around °F and lows about °F. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Urayasu.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nara Park, Himeji Castle, Monkey Park Iwatayama
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
SpaWorld ©
SpaWorld

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo DisneySea. Family-friendly places like Tokyo Disneyland and Bon Voyage will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ikspiari.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Urayasu day trip site.

You can fly from Osaka to Urayasu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Osaka in January, Urayasu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Nikko.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, Onsen Resorts, Kegon Falls, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls and then take in the pleasant sights at Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura, thensnap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nikko trip maker tool.

Getting from Urayasu to Nikko by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or take a train. Traveling from Urayasu in January, you will find days in Nikko are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Theme Parks Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura ©
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinjuku Marui Annex, Taito Station, Tama Center, Yokohama Chinatown, and other attractions you added. Attractions like Tokyo Tower and Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker tool.

Getting from Nikko to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nikko in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tama, Matsumoto Castle, Yokohama Chinatown, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Kichijoji
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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