16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Emifull Masaki and Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peace Bell and Senjokaku. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Yunotsu Onsen (in Oda) and Hatsukaichi (Misen Wild Woods & Daishoin Temple). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, buy something for everyone on your list at Asse, take a stroll through Kamiyacho, and browse the range of quality goods at Fukuya, Hatchobori Honten.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hiroshima is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in April, things will get much colder in Hiroshima: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yunotsu Onsen, Emifull Masaki
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Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street ©
Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street
Emifull Masaki ©
Emifull Masaki
Misen Wild Woods ©
Misen Wild Woods

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Yoshino and Mt. Koya. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Hankyu Umeda Honten. When in Osaka, make a side trip to see Arima Onsen in Kobe, approximately Kobe away. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck, walk around Kemasakuranomiya Park, and contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka tour itinerary site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Mt. Yoshino, Mt. Koya, Arima Onsen
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Mt. Yoshino ©
Mt. Yoshino
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ninna-ji Temple and Walking tours. Do your shopping at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Ippodo Tea Kyoto. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Suntory Yamazaki Distillery in Shimamoto-cho, approximately Shimamoto-cho away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, visit Pontocho District, take a stroll through Gion, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

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Take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple
Pontocho District ©
Pontocho District
Gion
Gion

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.
Get outdoors at Meguro River and Mt. Takao. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chidorigafuchi and Samurai Armor Photo Studio. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ueno District, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, stop by Yanaka District, and enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mt. Takao
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Meguro River ©
Meguro River
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Ueno District ©
Ueno District

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