16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Fuji
— 2 nights
3
Nara
— 1 night
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
6
Urayasu
— 1 night
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights

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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.
Plan trip to Tokyo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
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Madame Tussauds Tokyo ©
Madame Tussauds Tokyo
Mori Art Museum ©
Mori Art Museum
teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless

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Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Iwamoto, take in the pleasant sights at Obuchi Sasaba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seiken-ji Temple, then kick back and relax at Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryugeji Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fuji road trip tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Fuji by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in May: highs in Fuji hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nara.

Things to do in Fuji

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Shizuoka
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Kunozan Toshogu Shrine ©
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Seiken-ji Temple ©
Seiken-ji Temple
Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach) ©
Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach)

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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.
To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Nara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fuji to Nara takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Fuji in May, expect nights in Nara to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Joruri Temple
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Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

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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 Universal Studios Japan. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda and Osaka Museum of History. Visit Osaka Castle and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine for their historical value. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Dotombori District, shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Honten, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and make a trip to Hep Five Ferris Wheel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Nara to Osaka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Nara in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Osaka, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sento Imperial Palace (Sento Gosho), admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ishibe Alley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, then make a trip to Heian Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Honen-in, and finally look for gifts at Ippodo Tea Kyoto.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Urayasu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Higashi Hongan-ji Temple ©
Higashi Hongan-ji Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Nishi Honganji ©
Nishi Honganji

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Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
You've now added Tokyo Disneyland to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Urayasu trip site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Urayasu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in May, expect nights in Urayasu to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
For shopping fun, head to Shimokitazawa or Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo. Get some historical perspective at Nezu Shrine and Kanda Myojin. See some other sides of Tokyo: admire the natural beauty at Kyu-Furukawa Gardens, take in the architecture and design of University of Tokyo, explore the world behind art at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planner.

Tokyo is just a stone's throw from Urayasu. Expect little chillier evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Urayasu in May, with lows around 19°C. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
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Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin

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