16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Munich
train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kawaguchi
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  6​h 15​min
4
Tanabe
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Katsuura
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  30​min
8
Kyoto
— 1 night
train + Fly:  17​h
End: Munich

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Shuzen-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hakone-machi day trip app .

Munich, Germany to Hakone-machi is an approximately 19-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Munich to Hakone-machi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Munich in August, Hakone-machi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Atami, Shuzen-ji Temple, Numazu Minato Shinsenkan
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Atami Sun Beach ©
Atami Sun Beach
Kinomiya Shrine ©
Kinomiya Shrine
Shuzen-ji Temple ©
Shuzen-ji Temple

1
day
Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kawaguchi Municipal Art Gallery Atlia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuki Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Kawaguchi Green Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saifuku-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsuzoin Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kawaguchi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Kawaguchi takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hakone-machi in August, you will find days in Kawaguchi are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tsuki Shrine
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Tsuki Shrine ©
Tsuki Shrine
Saifuku-ji Temple ©
Saifuku-ji Temple
Mitsuzoin Temple ©
Mitsuzoin Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Kimono Me, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, then shop like a local with Asakusa, and finally take a stroll through Ginza. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Takeshita Street.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Kawaguchi to Tokyo by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tanabe.

Things to do in Tokyo

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

1
night
Tanabe

Tanabe
Considered a holy space where the gods once lived, the city of Tanabe teems with spiritual, cultural, and natural beauty.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tanabe route app .

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Tanabe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kanazawa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tanabe, with lows of 31°C. You'll set off for Ishigaki on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Tanabe

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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1
night
Katsuura

Katsuura ©
On the 27th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tomisaki Shrine.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Katsuura trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tanabe to Katsuura. While traveling from Tanabe, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Katsuura, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Katsuura

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
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Tomisaki Shrine ©
Tomisaki Shrine

4
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Cape Hirakubozaki and Funatsukion will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Yonehara Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach, stop by Yurateiku Market, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Katsuura to Ishigaki with the Route module. Traveling from Katsuura in August, expect nights in Ishigaki to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-jima
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
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.
To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka route builder site .

Getting from Kanazawa to Osaka by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kanazawa in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Byodoin Omote-sando, then explore the activities along Uji River, then steep yourself in history at Byodoin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ujigami Shrine. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kappa Gallery, examine the collection at Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, then steep yourself in history at Teradaya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mimurotoji Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Yoshimine-dera.

Discover how to plan a Kyoto trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Uji
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Byodoin ©
Byodoin
Mimurotoji Temple ©
Mimurotoji Temple
Ujigami Shrine ©
Ujigami Shrine

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