16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Hatsukaichi
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Toronto

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Urayasu (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tokyo custom trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Traveling from Toronto in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

3
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, parks, outdoors, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera, wander the streets of Gion, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari Taisha.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto travel planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kannondo Monjudo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Misen, and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Kintai Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoko-ji Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hatsukaichi trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hatsukaichi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Hatsukaichi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Iwakuni
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Tōdai-ji, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, & more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Hatsukaichi to Osaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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