16 days in Japan & Busan Itinerary

16 days in Japan & Busan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Busan, South Korea
— 1 day
2
Sakaiminato, Japan
— 1 day
3
Tsuruga, Japan
— 1 day
4
Kanazawa, Japan
— 1 day
5
Niigata, Japan
— 1 day
6
Sakata, Japan
— 1 day
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 day
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
9
Hiroshima, Japan
— Few hours
10
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights

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day
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You've added Jagalchi Market, BIFF Square, Gukje Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the wide array of goods at Lotte Department Store Busan Main, visit Gwangbokro Culture and Fashion street, stroll around Yongdusan Park, hunt for treasures at Gukje Market, then don't miss a visit to BIFF Square, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Busan trip itinerary planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Busan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April in Busan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sakaiminato.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Jagalchi Market ©
Jagalchi Market
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park
Gukje Market ©
Gukje Market

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day
Sakaiminato, Japan

Sakaiminato ©
Sakaiminato is a city in Tottori Prefecture, Japan.HistoryAn Imperial decree in July 1899 established Sakai as an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom.Sakaiminato was founded on April 1, 1956. Your day by day itinerary now includes Yuushien Garden as well as JR Sakai Line. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Yuushien Garden, ride with the locals on JR Sakai Line, don't miss a visit to Youkai Shrine, don't miss a visit to The Mizuki Shigeru Road, then find something for the whole family at Gegege no Yokairakuen, and finally see the interesting displays at Mizuki Shigeru Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sakaiminato trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Busan to Sakaiminato. In April, daily temperatures in Sakaiminato can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tsuruga.

Things to do in Sakaiminato

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Yuushien Garden
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:
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Yuushien Garden ©
Yuushien Garden
Mizuki Shigeru Museum ©
Mizuki Shigeru Museum
The Mizuki Shigeru Road ©
The Mizuki Shigeru Road

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day
Tsuruga, Japan

Tsuruga ©
Tsuruga is a city in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Tsuruga Railway Museum as well as Port of Humanity Tsuruga Museum. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Port of Humanity Tsuruga Museum, examine the collection at Tsuruga Railway Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kehi Shrine.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsuruga online trip builder.

Drive from Sakaiminato to Tsuruga in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tsuruga

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:
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Port of Humanity Tsuruga Museum ©
Port of Humanity Tsuruga Museum
Kehi Shrine ©
Kehi Shrine

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day
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You've added Kenrokuen Garden, Kazuemachi Tea House Street, Nagamachi Neighborhood, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Nagamachi Neighborhood, then make a trip to Kazuemachi Tea House Street, and finally contemplate the long history of Shima.

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You can drive from Tsuruga to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. In April in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Niigata.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Kazuemachi Tea House Street ©
Kazuemachi Tea House Street
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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day
Niigata, Japan

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ponshukan Niigata Station, Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery and Niigata Station Bandai Exit Tourist Information Center. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get answers to all your questions at Niigata Station Bandai Exit Tourist Information Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakusan Shrine, snap pictures at Bandai Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Befco Bakauke Observatory Room, then sample the tasty concoctions at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, and finally stop by Ponshukan Niigata Station.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Niigata holiday tool.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Niigata in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Niigata can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sakata.

Things to do in Niigata

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Hakusan Shrine ©
Hakusan Shrine
Ponshukan Niigata Station ©
Ponshukan Niigata Station
Bandai Bridge ©
Bandai Bridge

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Sakata, Japan

Sakata ©
Sakata is a city located in Yamagata Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan.As of October 2015, the city has an estimated population of 105,022 and a population density of 174 persons per km². Your day by day itinerary now includes Kyu Abumiya, Former Honma Family Residence and Old Kappo Obata. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sankyo Soko Storehouse, make a trip to Former Honma Family Residence, then admire the striking features of Kyu Abumiya, then browse the exhibits of Somaro, and finally make a trip to Old Kappo Obata.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sakata trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Niigata to Sakata by car takes about 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sakata can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sakata

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sankyo Soko Storehouse ©
Sankyo Soko Storehouse
Former Honma Family Residence ©
Former Honma Family Residence
Somaro ©
Somaro

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day
Tokyo, Japan

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 Shibuya Crossing, teamLab Borderless and Shinagawa Station Foundation Monument. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Shinagawa Station Foundation Monument, take in the exciting artwork at teamLab Borderless, and then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker website.

You can drive from Sakata to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In April, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Sakata - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless
Shibuya Crossing ©
Shibuya Crossing

3
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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 Tofuku-ji Temple, Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, Ishibe Alley, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine and then take a stroll through Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tofuku-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, then contemplate the long history of Ishibe Alley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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hours
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kyoto Imperial Palace, Ginkakuji Temple, Philosopher's Walk, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chion-in Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), take in nature's colorful creations at Konchi-in, take in the pleasant sights at Nanzenji Suirokaku, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanzen-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple
Kyoto Imperial Palace ©
Kyoto Imperial Palace