16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Nara
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Manchester

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba District, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip app.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Nara trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Nara sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, thenexplore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, thenget your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Osaka attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 31st (Fri): look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, head off the coast to Miyajima, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine. On the next day, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and then pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

Discover how to plan a Hiroshima trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Takeshita Street, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, thenmake a trip to Hachiko, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Asakusa ©
Asakusa

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