16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
2
Matsuyama
— 1 night
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
4
Himeji
— 1 day
5
Kyoto
— 1 night
6
Nagoya
— 4 nights
7
Tokyo
— 5 nights

2
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hikosan Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoheiden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hiko, thendon't miss a visit to Akizuki Castle Remains, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Atago Jinja Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shofuku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Hoshuan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jotenji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shosho-in, thenadmire the striking features of Hakoshima Residence, and finally stroll around Higashihirao Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka travel planning app.

London, UK to Fukuoka is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Soeda-machi, Tenkai Inari Shrine, Akizuki Castle Remains
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Tenkai Inari Shrine ©
Tenkai Inari Shrine
Jotenji Temple ©
Jotenji Temple
Akizuki Castle Remains ©
Akizuki Castle Remains

1
night
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Shirai Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Namekawakeikoku, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishiyama Koryuji Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Matsuyama vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fukuoka to Matsuyama by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Toon, Yuge Shrine, Nishiyama Koryuji Temple, Futami Seaside Park Beach
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Yuge Shrine ©
Yuge Shrine

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.
To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima road trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Matsuyama to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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1
day
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Engyo-ji Temple Okunoin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Engyo-ji Temple Maniden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Engyo-ji Temple Mitsunodo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagoyama Reien Busharito, and finally contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Himeji online itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites
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Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru
Engyo-ji Temple Mitsunodo ©
Engyo-ji Temple Mitsunodo
Engyo-ji Temple Okunoin ©
Engyo-ji Temple Okunoin

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Koetsuji Temple.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Koetsuji Temple ©
Koetsuji Temple

4
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kinomoto Jizoin Temple and Doganji Kannondo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jakkoin and Kinomotojuku. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Mino History Museum Former Imai Family Residence (in Mino), Nagahama (Hokoku Shrine & Shakudoji Temple) and Seki (Takazawa Kannon & Sekizenkoji Temple - Sokyuji Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oagata Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Sakura Avenue Lind with Ginkgo Tree, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nunoike Catholic Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Cultural Path Futaba Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya online trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Nagoya, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Nagahama, Inuyama, Seki, Mino History Museum Former Imai Family Residence
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
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Jakkoin ©
Jakkoin
Kinomoto Jizoin Temple ©
Kinomoto Jizoin Temple
Doganji Kannondo ©
Doganji Kannondo

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kamakura Hiking Trails and 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center and Hozomon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Morito Beach (in Hayama-machi) and Kamakura (Sasuke Inari Shrine, Sugimotodera Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Higo-Hosokawa Garden, admire the natural beauty at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Morito Beach
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St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo ©
St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center ©
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center

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