16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Yokohama
— 1 night
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Osaka
— 1 night
3
Nara
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 1 night
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Nakatsugawa
— 1 night
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Chichibu
— 1 night
7
Fujiyoshida
— 1 night
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Atami
— 1 night
9
Tokyo
— 3 nights
10
Kawagoe
— 1 night
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Ashikaga
— 1 night
12
Ishioka
— 1 night

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Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo, take a stroll through Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, meet the residents at Yokohama Zoo ''Zoorasia'', then make a trip to NYK Hikawamaru, then stroll around Yamashita Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yokohama trip itinerary site.

Santa Maria, USA to Yokohama is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 17 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Yokohama, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
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Yokohama Zoo ''Zoorasia'' ©
Yokohama Zoo ''Zoorasia''
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal ©
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo ©
Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo

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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 11th (Fri): wander the streets of Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Yokohama to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nara trip maker website.

Drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Nara are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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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 13th (Sun), make a trip to Nijo Castle, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Nara in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 67°F in Kyoto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nakatsugawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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Nakatsugawa

Nakatsugawa ©
Nakatsugawa is a city located in the Tōnō region of Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Naegi Castle Ruins, examine the collection at Tsuchimaya Museum, take an in-depth tour of Shimizuya Shiryokan, trek along Nakasendo Magome-juku, then contemplate the long history of Masugata Waterwheel, and finally hike along Nakasendo Tsumagojuku.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nakatsugawa trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nakatsugawa in 3 hours. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nakatsugawa, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chichibu.

Things to do in Nakatsugawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
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Nakasendo Magome-juku ©
Nakasendo Magome-juku
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
Tsuchimaya Museum ©
Tsuchimaya Museum

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Chichibu

Chichibu ©
A little rural reprieve not far from the capital, the city of Chichibu draws visitors with its vibrant landscape and pleasant, low-key urban attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichibu Shrine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ochigawa Valley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsumine Shrine, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mitsumine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichibu trip planner.

You can drive from Nakatsugawa to Chichibu in 4.5 hours. In June in Chichibu, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Chichibu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Chichibu Shrine ©
Chichibu Shrine

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Fujiyoshida

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sangen Jaya Historic Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, admire the sheer force of Kaneyama Waterfall, then find something for the whole family at La Ville de Gaspard Et Lisa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, and finally make a trip to Chureito Pagoda.

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Traveling by car from Chichibu to Fujiyoshida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Chichibu in June, plan for slightly colder days in Fujiyoshida, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Atami.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:
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Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine ©
Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja

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Atami

Atami ©
With Atami's relative proximity to the nation's capital, this beach resort town draws its fair share of visitors--though holidays in Atami are not just a matter of convenience.
On the 17th (Thu), make a trip to Kiunkaku, kick back and relax at Atami Sun Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Akao Herb and Rose Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinomiya Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Izusan Jinja Shrine.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Atami trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Fujiyoshida to Atami takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Atami

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:
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Kiunkaku ©
Kiunkaku
Izusan Jinja Shrine ©
Izusan Jinja Shrine
Atami Sun Beach ©
Atami Sun Beach

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to KidZania Tokyo and Rainbow Bridge. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at ARONA SPA, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, stroll around Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Atami to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Atami in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kawagoe.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya ©
Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya
KidZania Tokyo ©
KidZania Tokyo
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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Kawagoe

Kawagoe ©
Situated just outside of Tokyo, Kawagoe entices visitors with its historic, Edo period architecture, reminiscent of a Japan of the past.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitain, then make a trip to Renkeiji Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yamazaki Art Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kawagoe journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kawagoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Ashikaga.

Things to do in Kawagoe

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:
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Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine ©
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
Renkeiji Temple ©
Renkeiji Temple
Kitain ©
Kitain

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Ashikaga

Ashikaga ©
Ashikaga is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Sengen, admire the natural beauty at Ashikaga Flower Park, then make a trip to Nagusa Itsukushima Shrine, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Senningatake.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ashikaga travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kawagoe to Ashikaga takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kawagoe in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 70°F in Ashikaga. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ishioka.

Things to do in Ashikaga

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:
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Ashikaga Flower Park ©
Ashikaga Flower Park
Mt. Senningatake ©
Mt. Senningatake
Nagusa Itsukushima Shrine ©
Nagusa Itsukushima Shrine

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Ishioka

Ishioka
Ishioka is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. On the 23rd (Wed), experience rural life at Ostrich Kingdom Ishioka Farm, steep yourself in history at Ishioka no Jinyamon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoko-ji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Hisamatsu Shoten, and finally contemplate the long history of Jushichiya Hakimonoten.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishioka tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ashikaga to Ishioka takes 2 hours. Traveling from Ashikaga in June, Ishioka is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishioka

Historic Sites
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