16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  12​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Fujikawa-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
5
Nara
— 1 day
train:  30​min
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Munich

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've added Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills), Lala Port Toyosu, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Harajuku Takeshita-dori and Asakusa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meguro River and Samurai Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo journey planner.

Munich, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Munich to Tokyo. Traveling from Munich in March, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fujikawa-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ueno ©
Ueno

1
night
Fujikawa-cho

Fujikawa-cho ©
To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fujikawa-cho visit planning website .

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawa-cho in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in March: highs in Fujikawa-cho hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawa-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Minami Alps, Nishiyatsushiro-gun
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Minami Inaga Lake ©
Minami Inaga Lake
Lake Shibire ©
Lake Shibire

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Omicho Ichibakan, then take a stroll through Gokayama, then contemplate the long history of Suganuma Gassho Community, and finally stop by Amanatto Kawamura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fujikawa-cho to Kanazawa takes 6.5 hours. While traveling from Fujikawa-cho, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Nanto
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

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.
Gion and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kamogawa River and Nishi Honganji. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, stop by Maiko Antiques Kyoto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and admire the striking features of Kyoto Station Building.

Plan a Kyoto trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
day
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.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokke-do, then sample the tasty concoctions at Harushika Brewery, and finally stop by Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo.

Start your trip to Nara by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. In March in Nara, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries Parks
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck), and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Maya. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Shinsaibashi and then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka attractions site .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Nara. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Kobe
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Mt. Maya
Mt. Maya

Similar Plans

20 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN June, kids, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO October, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO October, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ITALY July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans