16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 4 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nara Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Todai-ji Temple), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Asahiyaki (in Uji). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Gion, explore the world behind art at Hosomi Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Kyoto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get much colder in Kyoto: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Dotombori District, Asahiyaki
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll explore and learn at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Hiroshima Museum of Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Miyajima and Atomic Bomb Dome. Venture out of the city with trips to Yamato Museum (in Kure) and Itsukushima Shrine (in Hatsukaichi). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yamato Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mount Fuji and Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg.. Appreciate the collections at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and Narukawa Art Museum. When in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, make a side trip to see Mt. Mano in Shizuoka, approximately Shizuoka away. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ryugatake.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi day trip site.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Hiroshima to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Hiroshima in February, plan for little chillier days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Ryugatake, Mt. Mano, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Narukawa Art Museum ©
Narukawa Art Museum

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Odaiba District and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Nature and Science. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and shop like a local with Ginza.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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