16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Ibaraki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fukuchiyama
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wakasa-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Komono-cho
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Ibaraki

Ibaraki ©
Ibaraki is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mukogawa Valley and Ninchoji Sports Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Ibaraki: Aramaki Rose Garden (in Itami) and Uji (Mimurotoji Temple, Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, & more). The adventure continues: walk around Minoo Park, make a trip to Tsubaki Shogunate's Inn (Koriyama-shuku Shogunate's Inn), examine the collection at National Museum of Ethnology, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daimon-ji Temple.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Ibaraki is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. In June, Ibaraki is a bit warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fukuchiyama.

Things to do in Ibaraki

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Uji, Aramaki Rose Garden, Mukogawa Valley, National Museum of Ethnology, Minoo Park
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Byodoin ©
Byodoin
Mimurotoji Temple ©
Mimurotoji Temple
National Museum of Ethnology ©
National Museum of Ethnology

3
nights
Fukuchiyama

Fukuchiyama ©
Fukuchiyama is a city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, on the Yura River. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fukuchiyama City Zoo and Yakuno Highland. Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuchiyama: Asago (Shirai Omachi Fuji Park & Ritsuun Gorge) and Tendaki Falls (in Yabu). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fukuchiyama Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Fukuchiyama City Greenery Botanical Garden, stroll around Sandanike Park, and make a trip to Moto Isenaigu Kotai Shrine.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuchiyama road trip tool .

You can drive from Ibaraki to Fukuchiyama in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ibaraki in June: highs in Fukuchiyama hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wakasa-cho.

Things to do in Fukuchiyama

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Asago, Tendaki Falls
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Sandanike Park ©
Sandanike Park
Fukuchiyama Castle ©
Fukuchiyama Castle
Oeyama Onigawara Park ©
Oeyama Onigawara Park

4
nights
Wakasa-cho

Wakasa-cho ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Rainbow Line Mountain Peak Park and Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine). Venture out of the city with trips to Fukui City Griffis Museum (in Fukui), Ono History Museum (in Ono) and Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama).

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wakasa-cho driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Fukuchiyama to Wakasa-cho takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Komono-cho.

Things to do in Wakasa-cho

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Katsuyama, Fukui City Griffis Museum, Tojinbo Cliff, Ono History Museum
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Tojinbo Cliff ©
Tojinbo Cliff
Rainbow Line Summit Park ©
Rainbow Line Summit Park

4
nights
Komono-cho

Komono-cho ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gozaisho-dake and Kongorin-ji Temple. Explore Komono-cho's surroundings by going to Tarobogu Shrine (Aga Shrine) (in Higashiomi), Hikone Castle (in Hikone) and Saimyo-ji Temple (in Kora-cho).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Komono-cho trip website .

You can drive from Wakasa-cho to Komono-cho in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Komono-cho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Soni Highland, Tarobogu Shrine (Aga Shrine), Kongorin-ji Temple, Saimyo-ji Temple, Muroji Temple
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Gozaisho-dake ©
Gozaisho-dake
Muroji Temple ©
Muroji Temple
Soni Highland ©
Soni Highland