16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Porto

4
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.
Have a day of magic on the 9th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday maker app .

Porto, Portugal to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Porto to Tokyo. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome.

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

Take a train from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
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.
When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and take a stroll through Gion.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, make a trip to Omicho Market, then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa journey maker website .

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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