16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13 h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kanazawa
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Nara
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Hatsukaichi
— 1 day
Train:  4 h 30 min
7
Yokohama
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
You've added Robot Restaurant, teamLab Borderless, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Akihabara.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in June: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

1
day
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oyama Shrine, Nagamachi Neighborhood, Kenrokuen Garden, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): visit Higashichaya Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, thenwander the streets of Nagamachi Neighborhood, and finally contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Noru, Shimogamo Jinja, Toji, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Gion. There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
You've added Tempozan Ferris Wheel, Isshinji Temple, Umeda Sky Building, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, and then wander the streets of Dotombori District. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Isshinji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Umeda Sky Building, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kofuku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple, Isuien Garden, and other attractions you added. On the 12th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, thenpause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nara trip site.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

1
day
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Momijidani Park, and other attractions. On the 13th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Misen, walk around Momijidani Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, thensteep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and finally steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hatsukaichi driving holiday website.

Traveling by train from Nara to Hatsukaichi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Hatsukaichi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen

2
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Yokohama Chinatown and Enoshima Island. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island, thenexplore the striking landscape at Enoshima Iwaya Caves, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens, thensee the interesting displays at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, thenwander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown, and finally stop by Yokohama Minato Mirai 21.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yokohama online travel planner.

You can fly from Hatsukaichi to Yokohama in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and subway; or drive. In June in Yokohama, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fujisawa, Kōtoku-in
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Enoshima Island ©
Enoshima Island
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens

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