16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Okinawa City
— 2 nights
Bus to Okinawa, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Tokyo — 2 nights

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 Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fukagawa Edo Museum and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. Head to teamLab Borderless and Omotesandofor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: have fun at teamLab☆Planets, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Western Art, test the waters at Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari, and see the interesting displays at Koishikawa Ukiyo-e Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel route planner.

Atlanta, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 2 nights

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 next day, get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Kyoto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and then take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planning website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Okinawa City.
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Okinawa City — 2 nights

Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center and Nago Pineapple Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Okinawa Prefecture Karate Museum and Haebaru Town Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Motobu-cho (Emerald Beach & Bise no Fukugi Tree Road) and Nanjo (Sefa-Utaki & Nirai Bridge/Kanai Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and explore the historical opulence of Zakimi Castle Ruins.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Okinawa City online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Okinawa City takes 37.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 5 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. You'll explore and learn at Fukagawa Edo Museum and National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Do your shopping at Art Jeunesse Akihabara and Mokuhankan. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Yokohama (Yokohama Silk Museum, Yokohama Chinatown, &more), Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine). See some other sides of Tokyo: kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and learn about all things military at Yushukan.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Okinawa City to Tokyo by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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