16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rome
Fly + Train:  16 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Rome

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shibuya Crossing, Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), Ueno Park, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), walk around Ueno Park, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then don't miss a visit to Dogenzaka, and finally make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo travel route planner.

Rome, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Tokyo is 8 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in February: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Shopping
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Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) ©
Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko)
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nagamachi Neighborhood, Higashichaya Old Town, Kaga Yuzen Kaikan, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, pick up some new knowledge with Kaga Yuzen Kaikan, then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and finally wander the streets of Nagamachi Neighborhood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple and then go for a walk through Gyokusen-immaru Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa holiday planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 0°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Ninja Temple ©
Ninja Temple

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ryoanji Temple, Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Yasaka Shrine and then take a stroll through Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and finally don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kyoto day trip website.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nara Park, Shinsekai, Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, and other attractions you added. Shop till you drop at Dotombori and Minami (Namba).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In February in Osaka, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saijo as well as Okonomimura. On the 21st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Okonomimura.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Saijo
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, Hama Rikyu Gardens, Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku, and other attractions. Explore Tokyo further: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nikko, Utsunomiya Gyoza Festival
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu

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