16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— Few hours
2
Osaka
— Few hours
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Nara
— 1 day
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
6
Osaka
— 1 day
7
Kyoto
— 2 nights
8
Hiroshima
— 1 day
9
Kyoto
— 1 night
10
Tokyo
— 7 nights

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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.
For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo online trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:

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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.
To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Osaka online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:

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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 Kinkaku-ji.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto attractions app.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple

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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, thenstroll around Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nara online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nara, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nishijin Textile Center as well as Orinasukan. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get behind the scenes at Orinasukan and then shop like a local with Nishijin Textile Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in April, Kyoto is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Tours Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Orinasukan ©
Orinasukan
Nishijin Textile Center ©
Nishijin Textile Center

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day
Osaka

Osaka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Wonder Loop as well as Osaka Castle. On the 30th (Thu), see what you want with Osaka Wonder Loop and then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Wonder Loop ©
Osaka Wonder Loop
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arashiyama Bamboo Grove as well as Sagano Romantic Train. On the 1st (Fri), take a memorable tour with Sagano Romantic Train, thentake a stroll through Arashiyama, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto journey planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Tours Nature Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove ©
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Kyoto

Kyoto
For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in), Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)). See some other sides of Tokyo: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, stroll around Ueno Park, and visit Akihabara.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Urayasu, Lake Kawaguchi
Find places to stay May 3 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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