16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 6 nights
2
Himeji
— 1 night
3
Hatsukaichi
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take a stroll through Arashiyama, visit Gion, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kyoto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Sydney, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Kyoto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Kyoto is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
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.
For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Himeji trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Awaji Highway Oasis
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Awaji Highway Oasis ©
Awaji Highway Oasis
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

2
nights
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): meet the residents at Miyajima Public Aquarium, thenstep off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then don't miss a visit to Tairanoshigemori Ko ote Uematsu. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Yamato Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine.

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Getting from Himeji to Hatsukaichi by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Yamato Museum
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima Public Aquarium ©
Miyajima Public Aquarium

5
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.
Attractions like Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Disneyland make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo vacation tool.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Hatsukaichi to Tokyo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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