16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
2
Matsuyama
— 1 night
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
4
Himeji
— 1 day
5
Kyoto
— 1 night
6
Nagoya
— 4 nights
7
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hikosan Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoheiden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hiko, then don't miss a visit to Akizuki Castle Remains, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Atago Jinja Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shofuku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Hoshuan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jotenji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shosho-in, then admire the striking features of Hakoshima Residence, and finally stroll around Higashihirao Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka travel planning app.

London, UK to Fukuoka is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Soeda-machi, Akizuki Castle Remains, Tenkai Inari Shrine
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Tenkai Inari Shrine ©
Tenkai Inari Shrine
Jotenji Temple ©
Jotenji Temple
Akizuki Castle Remains ©
Akizuki Castle Remains

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Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Shirai Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Namekawakeikoku, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishiyama Koryuji Temple.

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Getting from Fukuoka to Matsuyama by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Toon, Futami Seaside Park Beach, Yuge Shrine, Nishiyama Koryuji Temple
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Yuge Shrine ©
Yuge Shrine

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima road trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Matsuyama to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Himeji are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites
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Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru
Nagoyama Reien Busharito ©
Nagoyama Reien Busharito

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Koetsuji Temple.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Koetsuji Temple ©
Koetsuji Temple

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kinomoto Jizoin Temple and Doganji Kannondo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jakkoin and Shakudoji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Nagoya: Nagahama (Hokoku Shrine & Kinomotojuku), Seki (Takazawa Kannon & Sekizenkoji Temple - Sokyuji Temple) and Mino History Museum Former Imai Family Residence (in Mino). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oagata Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Sakura Avenue Lind with Ginkgo Tree, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nunoike Catholic Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Cultural Path Futaba Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya online trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagoya by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Nagoya, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Nagahama, Inuyama, Seki, Mino History Museum Former Imai Family Residence
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Jakkoin ©
Jakkoin
Kinomoto Jizoin Temple ©
Kinomoto Jizoin Temple
Doganji Kannondo ©
Doganji Kannondo

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kamakura Hiking Trails and Hozomon. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center and 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Morito Beach (in Hayama-machi) and Kamakura (Sasuke Inari Shrine, Sugimotodera Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Higo-Hosokawa Garden, admire the natural beauty at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien, and see the interesting displays at Fire Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Tokyo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Morito Beach
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St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo ©
St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center ©
Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center

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