16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
6
Himeji
— 2 nights
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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online attractions planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

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1
night
Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, then walk around Kenrokuen Garden, then see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and finally don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kanazawa, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:
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4
nights
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, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
Nijo Castle ©
World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and then wander the streets of Dotombori District. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then capture your vacation like a pro with Photoguider-Japan.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka vacation maker site.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
Osaka Castle ©
Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0
Dotombori District ©
Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0

1
night
Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima journey maker tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
4.7

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Himeji

The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then go for a walk through Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Matsue Swimming Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji day trip app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
Himeji Castle ©
World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
Koko-en ©
Garden
Koko-en
4.4

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