16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 10 nights
2
Nagoya
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 2 nights

10
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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Mitaka and see Ghibli Museum Mitaka, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 7th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool.

Doha, Qatar to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 6 hours. While traveling from Doha, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Meiji Jingu Shrine
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Tokyo Tower

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, thensee the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, thenengage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nagoya TV Tower. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, thenadmire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tokugawa Garden.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagoya trip builder.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Nagoya, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Tokugawa Art Museum
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Nagoya Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka route planner.

You can take a train from Nagoya to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in August: highs in Osaka hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

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