16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Nagoya
— 3 nights
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Fuji
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto

— 5 nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Osaka Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Nara Park (in Nara) and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum (in Osaka). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, admire the masterpieces at Kyoto National Museum, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip maker website.

Edinburgh, UK to Kyoto is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Kyoto is 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in November, with highs in Kyoto at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:

Nagoya

— 3 nights
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, then examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then take a stroll through Sakae, and finally browse the different shops at AEON MALL Atsuta. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kinka, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nagoya trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in November, you will find days in Nagoya are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:

Fuji

— 3 nights
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Fuji and Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach). Get some cultural insight at Court Doll Master Hisashige Ito XII Museum and Mishima Taisha. Get out of town with these interesting Fuji side-trips: Gempeigawa River (in Mishima), Shizuoka (Kunozan Toshogu Shrine & Chibimarukochan Land) and Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fuji holiday planner.

Getting from Nagoya to Fuji by car takes about 3 hours. In November in Fuji, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:

Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
On the 25th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and then shop like a local with Asakusa. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ginza, then wander the streets of Akihabara, then stop by ►► Withlocals™ - Local Private Tours 🇯🇵, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Fuji to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fuji in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tokyo, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.