16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  15​h
1
Naha
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  4​h
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Himeji
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shurijo Castle and Katsuren Castle Ruins. For shopping fun, head to Agarihama Market or AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Itoman (Umanchu Market & The Tower of Himeyuri), Yomitan-son (Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center & Zakimi Castle Ruins) and Sefa-Utaki (in Nanjo). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori and buy something for everyone on your list at Sakaemachi Arcade.

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Sydney, Australia to Naha is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Naha, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Naha, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naha

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Itoman, Yomitan-son, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Sefa-Utaki, AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM
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AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM ©
AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Sefa-Utaki ©
Sefa-Utaki

2
nights
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 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Miyajima, then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, and then stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Naha to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Naha in April, expect Hiroshima to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 20th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden, contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, then go for a walk through Himeji Castle, then view the masterpieces at Myochin Hompo, and finally contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji route builder app .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Himeji sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Do your shopping at Dotonbori and Nishiki Market. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Osaka to see Osaka Castle about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

4
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.
Visit Sensō-ji and Imperial Palace for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ginza and Asakusa. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder tool .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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