16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kanazawa
— 1 day
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Himeji
— 1 night
6
Hiroshima
— 1 night

1
day
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get outside with Gongenmori Beach, thenmake a trip to Omicho Market, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip planner.

Heviz, Hungary to Kanazawa is an approximately 132-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Heviz to Kanazawa is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Heviz in July, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Gongenmori Beach
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

2
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.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, thenmake a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): wander the streets of Odaiba District and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thenmake a trip to Nijo Castle, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), visit Dotombori District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Osaka route planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kasuga Grand Shrine
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, thenstep into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Himeji vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Osaka in July: highs in Himeji hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thendon't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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