16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Subway:  30 min
5
Urayasu
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
End: Atlanta

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Senso-ji Temple and Ginza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba, stop by Akihabara, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

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Atlanta, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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.
On the 10th (Tue), wander the streets of Gion, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and finally make a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, see the interesting displays at Namban Culture Center, take an in-depth tour of Peace Osaka, get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori, then take a stroll through Minami (Namba), and finally see the interesting displays at Mizuno Sportology Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Osaka vacation planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ghibli Museum Mitaka and Imperial Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Kōtoku-in. See some other sides of Tokyo: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and stop by Asakusa.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a subway to Urayasu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

3
nights
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.
Have a day of magic on the 18th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea and buy something for everyone on your list at Ikspiari.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Urayasu trip itinerary site.

Urayasu is just a stone's throw from Tokyo. In August, daytime highs in Urayasu are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks Shopping
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Ikspiari ©
Ikspiari
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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