16 days in Japan & Hong Kong Itinerary

16 days in Japan & Hong Kong Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Hiroshima, Japan
— Few hours
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Kobe, Japan
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
7
Nara, Japan
— Few hours
Fly:  7 h 45 min
8
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: San Francisco, United States

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Yoyogi Park, Chidorigafuchi, The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation maker tool.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, things will get a bit cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 58°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
day
Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 26th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, thendon't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hakone-machi vacation builder tool.

Do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in March: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway

3
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then wander the streets of Gion.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto attractions planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

few
hours
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

2
nights
Osaka, Japan

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.
For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

few
hours
Kobe, Japan

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 31st (Fri), take a stroll through Kobe Harborland and then wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kobe attractions planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kobe in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland

few
hours
Nara, Japan

Nara
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Nara journey planning app.

You can drive from Kobe to Nara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. You will leave for Hong Kong on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, head off the coast to Lantau island, and appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip planning tool.

Fly from Nara to Hong Kong in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Hong Kong Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March, Hong Kong is somewhat warmer than Nara - with highs of 73°F and lows of 64°F. You will leave for home on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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