16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  31​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

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 Engaku-ji Temple, Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, and other attractions. Head to Takeshita Street and Isetan Shinjuku Storefor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja and Kanda Myojin. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, contemplate the long history of Sengaku-ji Temple, and stroll around Kokyo Gaien National Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker app.

Vancouver, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. While traveling from Vancouver, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Yokohama, Kamakura, Kawagoe, Anata no Warehouse, Kawasaki, Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Engaku-ji Temple ©
Engaku-ji 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Umeda Sky Building, Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, Arashiyama Kimono Forest, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tenryuji Temple and Kodai-ji Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanzen-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

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

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