16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Beppu
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Nikko
— Few hours
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Tokyo
— 1 night

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ueno Park, Toshogu Shrine, Asakusa Demboin-dori, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Senso-ji Temple and Takeshita Street. Step off the beaten path and head to Hozomon and Shibuya Cat Street.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip builder site.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. In November, Tokyo is much warmer than Calgary - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Takeshita Street
3.2
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Historic Site
Hozomon
4.5

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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.
You've added Osaka Castle, Hozenji Yokocho, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, stop by Naniwa Kuishinbo Yokocho, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then make a trip to Hozenji Yokocho, and finally shop like a local with Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka route builder.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
4.0
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You've added Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, Gojuno To, Itsukushima Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 25th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then don't miss a visit to Okonomimura, and finally make a trip to Hiroshima Orizuru Tower. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Momijidani Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Shishiiwa Tenbodai, take in panoramic vistas at Mount Misen Obsevatory, then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, then make a trip to Gojuno To, and finally look for gifts at Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip builder.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Beppu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7
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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
4.7

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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Beppu Beach Sand Bath. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Beppu Beach Sand Bath, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, and finally get outside with Mt. Tsurumi.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Beppu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hiroshima to Beppu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. November in Beppu sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature · Parks · Trails · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
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Hot Spring
Hells of Beppu
3.4
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Hot Spring
Umi Jigoku
4.0
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Hiking Trail
Mt. Tsurumi
4.3

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gio-ji Temple, Kamogawa River, Minamiza : The Kabuki Theater of Kyoto, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Arashiyama Tsusen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gio-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Okochi Sanso Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, and finally go for a walk through Arashiyama Kimono Forest. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, steep yourself in history at Yasaka Shrine, stroll around Maruyama Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), then take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, and finally make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

Take a train from Beppu to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Gio-ji Temple
4.4
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Must see
Tenryuji Temple
4.3

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Unicorn Gundam Statue, DECKS Tokyo Beach (Odaiba), Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Baths · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your trip
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Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo DisneySea
4.3
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Art Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
4.3

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Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Yomeimon (Main Gate), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, then steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and finally snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nikko trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Nikko hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
4.6
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Historic Site
Yomeimon (Main Gate)
4.4
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Religious Site
Nikko Tosho-gu
4.4

1
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Tokyo

Tokyo
To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip app.

Drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nikko in December, Tokyo is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

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