16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
3
Hirosaki
— 2 nights
4
Takayama
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at The National Art Center, Tokyo and Madame Tussauds Tokyo. Visit Senso-ji Temple and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo Trick Art Museum, have fun at teamLab☆Planets, and get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour itinerary maker site.

Chicago, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Chicago to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

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.
Kinkaku-ji and Tofuku-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Tenryuji Temple and Kodai-ji Temple. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Ishibe Alley, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Toji ©
Toji
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

2
nights
Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
Hirosaki Apple Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Western Style Architecture, thenstroll around Hirosaki Apple Park, thensteep yourself in history at Old Osanai Family Residence, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choshoji Temple. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saishoin Temple, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Appliese, thencontemplate the long history of Former Umeda Family Residence, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hirosaki Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hirosaki holiday site.

You can fly from Kyoto to Hirosaki in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kyoto in April, with highs in Hirosaki at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle
Former Umeda Family Residence ©
Former Umeda Family Residence
Choshoji Temple ©
Choshoji Temple

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Higashiyama Shimmei Shrine. On the next day, examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, see the interesting displays at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), look for gifts at Shofuen Matsuno Chaho, thenhave fun and explore at Hida Takayama Retro Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soyuji Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Takayama online visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hirosaki to Takayama in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. Traveling from Hirosaki in April, things will get a bit warmer in Takayama: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall ©
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall
Higashiyama Shimmei Shrine ©
Higashiyama Shimmei Shrine

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Western Art, steep yourself in history at Hozomon, thencontemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Kokyo Gaien National Garden, contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya, see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, and finally admire the masterpieces at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets

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