16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights

7
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shinyokohama Ramen Museum, Hase-dera Temple, Engaku-ji Temple, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Kanda Myojin. Get a sense of the local culture at Hanazono Shrine and Takeshita Street. Next up on the itinerary: browse the range of quality goods at Isetan Shinjuku Store and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 17 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Yokohama, Kamakura, Kawagoe
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Engaku-ji Temple ©
Engaku-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

6
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.
You've added Kodai-ji Temple, Ebisu Bridge, Hanamikoji Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tenryuji Temple and Kennin-ji Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine & Nara Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, and take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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