16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + train:  14​h 45​min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Hiroshima is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima online sightseeing planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hiroshima is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get much colder in Hiroshima: highs are around 26°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and then get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Osaka online trip maker .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip app .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 1st (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Nature Parks
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

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