16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  27​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isetan Shinjuku Store, Imperial Palace, Tokyo Tower, and other attractions you added.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Tokyo, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

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.
You've added Nishiki Market, Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Byodoin and Kofuku-ji Temple for their historical value.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Byodoin
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Umeda Sky Building, Dotonbori, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle and then take a stroll through Kobe Harborland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary builder app .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Himeji Castle, Kobe Harborland
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Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
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 Miyajima, Hiroshima Castle and Atomic Bomb Dome. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and finally step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip tool .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off toTokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Miyajima ©
Miyajima

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Atelier Shinji Ginza, Uniqlo Ginza, Ginza, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): wander the streets of Ginza. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nikko
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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