16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Nagoya
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 6 nights

2
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.
Shibuya Crossing has been added to your itinerary.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

Seattle, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Tokyo is 17 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in April: highs in Tokyo hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Kiddy Land Harajuku ©
Kiddy Land Harajuku
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Beer Nagoya Brewery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamichikama Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, thenbrowse the different shops at Uni Mall, and finally wander the streets of Sakae. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): browse the different shops at Shopping Avenue Esca, thensee the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, thenexplore the historical opulence of Seinan Sumiyagura, and finally see the interesting displays at Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nagoya tour planning website.

Getting from Tokyo to Nagoya by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Tokyo in May, plan for slightly colder days in Nagoya, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Sakae
Sakae

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, thensteep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, thencontemplate the long history of Keage Incline, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagoya in May, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple ©
Hieizan Enryaku-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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): stroll around Kemasakuranomiya Park, explore the world behind art at Osaka Culturarium Tempozan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, view the masterpieces at Tempozan Gallery, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hōzen-ji Temple.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Osaka, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nara
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Hankyu Umeda Honten ©
Hankyu Umeda Honten

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shibuya Crossing. Senso-ji Temple and Nezu Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fire Museum and The National Art Center, Tokyo. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kencho-ji Temple, &more) and Pola Museum of Art (in Hakone-machi). Enjoy Tokyo some more: don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, steep yourself in history at Hozomon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hie Jinjya, and visit Ueno District.

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Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Pola Museum of Art
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Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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