16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Yamanashi
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
5
Fukuoka
— 4 nights
6
Osaka
— 1 night


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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.
Appreciate the collections at Fire Museum and The National Art Center, Tokyo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing), Kencho-ji Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, steep yourself in history at Hozomon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and explore the activities along Meguro River.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, expect Tokyo to be colder, temps between °C and °C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yamanashi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

2
nights
Yamanashi

Yamanashi ©
On the 14th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenlet little ones run wild at Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seihaku-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kobu-shigatake, appreciate the views at Nishizawa Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daitakesannaga Shrine, take in the dramatic scenery at Ichinokama Falls, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kentoku, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Ogga Zuma Weeping Cherry Blossams.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yamanashi journey app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yamanashi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect nights in Yamanashi to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Yamanashi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park ©
Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park
Nishizawa Valley ©
Nishizawa Valley
Spas

2
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.
Osaka Castle and Koyasan Danjo Garan will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda and National Museum of Ethnology. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Koya-cho (Mt. Koya & Kongobu-ji Temple). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, don't miss a visit to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, stroll through Nakanoshima Park, and take a stroll through Tobita Shinchi.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Yamanashi to Osaka with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yamanashi in April: highs in Osaka hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, National Museum of Ethnology
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

2
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 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, pick up some new knowledge with NINJA VR KYOTO, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, thensteep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hiei, thensteep yourself in history at Keage Incline, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kyoto online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Fun & Games Classes
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Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

4
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Let the collections at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tochoji Temple and Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Nagasaki (Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, Nagasaki Peace Park, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, steep yourself in history at Fukuoka Castle Ruins, stroll around Maizuru Park, and get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Kyoto to Fukuoka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nagasaki
Highlights from your plan
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Suwa Shrine ©
Suwa Shrine

1
night
Osaka

Osaka ©
On the 25th (Sun), examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, contemplate the long history of Tekijuku, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, shop like a local with Dotombori District, thentake a stroll through Minami (Namba), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)

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