16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Fly
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yasugi
— 1 night
Drive
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly

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Hakone-machi

— 1 night
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum and then admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashinoko, then get engrossed in the history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, and finally shop like a local with Pola Museum of Art.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Hakone-machi travel itinerary planner.

Albury, Australia to Hakone-machi is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Albury to Hakone-machi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Albury in March, plan for colder days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 9°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Hiroshima

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Let the collections at Hiroshima Museum of Art and JMSDF Kure Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Yamato Museum (in Kure) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

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You can fly from Hakone-machi to Hiroshima in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in March, you will find days in Hiroshima are a bit warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yasugi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:

Yasugi

— 1 night
Yasugi is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.As of March 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 38,875 and a population density of 92 persons per km². On the 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Wako Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Adachi Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yasugi online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hiroshima to Yasugi takes 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Yasugi are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Yasugi

Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:

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 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Himeji online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Yasugi to Himeji takes 3 hours. Traveling from Yasugi in March, Himeji is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:

Kyoto

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. Kinkaku-ji and Osaka Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum (in Osaka). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday site.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Imperial Palace. Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Fukagawa Edo Museum are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba District, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:

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.