16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Atlanta
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Subway:  30 min
5
Urayasu
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
End: Atlanta

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba District and Akihabara. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, stop by Ginza, and get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online travel planner.

Atlanta, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Atlanta to Tokyo. August in Tokyo sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya, Hanamikoji Street and Maiko theater. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Maiko theater, then don't miss a visit to Hanamikoji Street, and finally take a stroll through Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then have some family-friendly fun at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya, and finally don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online trip builder.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
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.
You've now added Universal Studios Japan to your itinerary. On the 12th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then wander the streets of Minami (Namba), and then wander the streets of Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary planning tool.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In August, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. You will leave for Tokyo on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Aokigahara Forest, Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, Fuji Chobo-no-yu Yurari Onsen, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Asakusa. Enjoy Tokyo some more: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take the subway to Urayasu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Narusawa-mura
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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nights
Urayasu

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
Have a day of magic on the 18th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea and buy something for everyone on your list at Ikspiari.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Urayasu trip itinerary site.

Urayasu is just a stone's throw from Tokyo. In August, daytime highs in Urayasu are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks Shopping
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Ikspiari ©
Ikspiari
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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