16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Nara
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: London

3
nights
Osaka

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Himeji Castle, Osaka Castle and Tempozan Ferris Wheel. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip builder site.

London, UK to Osaka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Osaka at 32°C and lows at 24°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Himeji Castle
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel

1
night
Nara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, stroll around Nara Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nara journey planner.

Getting from Osaka to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September, daytime highs in Nara are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Nishiki Market Shopping District, Monkey Park Iwatayama, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, visit Arashiyama, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kyoto road trip site.

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Nara in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kyoto, with lows of 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

6
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.
Ghibli Museum Mitaka has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamogawa Sea World (in Kamogawa), Hakone Kowakien Yunessun (in Hakone-machi) and Hitachi Seaside Park (in Hitachinaka). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, take a stroll through Ginza, and visit Odaiba District.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Spas

Side Trips

Kamogawa Sea World, Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Hitachi Seaside Park
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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