16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Kanazawa
— 1 day
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kobe
— 1 night
Drive
6
Nara
— 1 night
Train
7
Hatsukaichi
— 1 day
Fly
8
Yokohama
— 1 night
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Tokyo

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Senso-ji Temple and Odaiba District. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, take in the exciting artwork at teamLab Borderless, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo road trip app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in June: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 21:

Kanazawa

— 1 day
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 21st (Tue), wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, then wander the streets of Nagamachi Neighborhood, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip maker site.

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:

Kyoto

— 3 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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and stop by Gion.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip planning site.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

Osaka

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Isshinji Temple, admire the striking features of Umeda Sky Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hōzen-ji Temple, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

Kobe

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rokko, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), and then wander the streets of Kobe Harborland.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kobe road trip planning site.

Getting from Osaka to Kobe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Osaka in June, expect nights in Kobe to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kobe

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Nara

— 1 night

Ancient City

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nara Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden, then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nara road trip app.

Getting from Kobe to Nara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Hatsukaichi

— 1 day
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Daishoin Temple, walk around Momijidani Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hatsukaichi day trip tool.

Take a train from Nara to Hatsukaichi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Yokohama.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Yokohama

— 1 night
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
On the 30th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, see the interesting displays at Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, then wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown, and finally wander the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21.

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Fly from Hatsukaichi to Yokohama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Yokohama sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Yokohama

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

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.