16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+3
Tram + Foot + Fly + Train:  16 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
3
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Foot + Tram:  23 h
End: Dallas

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning website .

Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Dallas to Tokyo. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for slightly colder days in Tokyo, with highs around 54°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lake Kawaguchi and then get impressive views of Mount Fuji.

Plan trip to Fujikawaguchiko-machi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for slightly colder days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. You will leave for Hiroshima on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nirasaki Omura Art Museum, Mount Fuji, Mt. Mano
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and contemplate the long history of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip app .

Take a train from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in December, expect nights in Hiroshima to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 52°F. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
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 Ginkaku-ji Temple, Gion, Ryoanji Temple, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Heian Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Nara Park
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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