16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Nagoya
— 3 nights
3
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
5
Okayama
— 3 nights
6
Osaka
— 2 nights

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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.
Head to Dotombori District and Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Streetfor plenty of shopping. Visit Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Kinpusenji Temple for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Omiwa Shrine (in Sakurai) and Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho). There's lots more to do: stroll around Kemasakuranomiya Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senko-ji Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and get to know the fascinating history of Osaka.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka online trip itinerary builder.

Paris, France to Osaka is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Osaka, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in April, with highs in Osaka at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Kinpusenji Temple, Omiwa Shrine, Horyu-ji Temple
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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Sakae. You'll discover tucked-away gems like SCMAGLEV and Railway Park and Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank. Step out of Nagoya to go to Ise and see Tsukiyominomiya, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, explore the world behind art at The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art, examine the collection at Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan, and get to know the fascinating history of Arimatsu no Machinami.

Planning Nagoya trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Osaka to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Osaka in April, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tsukiyominomiya, Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank
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Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park ©
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanzoin, sample the tasty concoctions at Asahi Breweries Hakata Brewery, wander the streets of Nishijin Shopping District, then go for a walk through Ohori Park, then visit Shintencho Shopping Street, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka road trip planning app.

You can fly from Nagoya to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nagoya in May, expect nights in Fukuoka to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanzoin, Former Takatori House, Tenkai Inari Shrine
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Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Fukuoka City Museum ©
Fukuoka City Museum
Former Takatori House ©
Former Takatori House

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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 Mitaki Temple as well as Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, and finally look for gifts at Monokoto Store.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planning website.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Okayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

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Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
You've now added Okayama Korakuen Garden to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Washu and Great Seto Bridge. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bitchu Matsuyama Castle and Zentsu-ji Temple. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Okayama Prefectural Ancient Kibi Cultural Center and stop by Haayashi Genjuro Shoten.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Okayama day trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Okayama in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Osaka.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Zentsu-ji Temple, Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
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Bitchu Matsuyama Castle ©
Bitchu Matsuyama Castle
Zentsu-ji Temple ©
Zentsu-ji Temple
Mt. Washu ©
Mt. Washu

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Osaka

Osaka ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take a stroll through Nipponbashi Denden Town, then make a trip to Hozenji Yokocho, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, wander the streets of Midosuji Street, then walk around Nakanoshima Park, and finally shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Honten.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka vacation maker tool.

You can take a train from Okayama to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum

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