16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Dammam

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes teamLab Borderless, Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku, Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and other attractions. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip site .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Dammam in September, you will find days in Tokyo are much colder (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tokyo DisneySea, Lake Kawaguchi
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
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teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Kurama and Sanzen-in Temple. Visiting Metasequoia Namiki and Kaizu Osaki will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Takashima
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple

5
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.
Head to Dotonbori and Daimaru Museum Umedafor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Koyasan Danjo Garan and Hase-dera Temple. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Yoshikien, Toshodaiji Temple, & more), Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Koya-cho (Mt. Koya & Kongobu-ji Temple). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Arima Onsen, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and examine the collection at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka online driving holiday planner .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Hase-dera Temple, Horyu-ji Temple, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Toshodaiji Temple ©
Toshodaiji Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

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