16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Himeji
— 1 night
Train
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Kanazawa
4
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Tokyo — 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Ginza, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from London to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Himeji.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Himeji — 1 night

The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then make a trip to Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Garden, Castle Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Himeji online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Himeji takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.
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Parks · Historic Sites
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Hiroshima — 2 nights

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 23rd (Fri): look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Kanazawa — 2 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kanazawa is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, walk around Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, and explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planning tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Kanazawa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Kyoto.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, look for gifts at Musubi Kyoto, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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