16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
4
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
5
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
6
Tokyo
— 4 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.
You've added Shibuya Crossing, Yoyogi Park, Meiji Shrine Imperial Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, make a trip to Meiji Shrine Imperial Garden, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, then walk around Yoyogi Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, find something for the whole family at Yokohama Cosmo World, and then see the interesting displays at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planning site.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Tokyo is 16 hours. Traveling from Calgary in October, expect nights in Tokyo to be warmer, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Yokohama
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dotombori Glico Sign, Taito Station Osaka Nippombashi, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, then take a tour by water with La Santa Maria, then have some family-friendly fun at Taito Station Osaka Nippombashi, and finally don't miss a visit to Dotombori Glico Sign.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Hiroshima on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Osaka

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel
La Santa Maria ©
La Santa Maria

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Momijidani Park, Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then pause for some photo ops at Ground Zero, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, head off the coast to Miyajima, then walk around Momijidani Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Shishiiwa Tenbodai, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hiroshima online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

1
night
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aso Geopark, Amano Yasugawara and Mt. Aso. On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Aso, explore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Manai Falls, then go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, and finally explore the striking landscape of Aso Geopark.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Takachiho-cho sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Takachiho-cho by combination of train and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Takachiho-cho can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mt. Aso, Aso Geopark
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hakone Ropeway as well as The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and then take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hakone-machi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Takachiho-cho to Hakone-machi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Takachiho-cho in October: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Asakusa Shrine, Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in November, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Mishima, Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart ©
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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