16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

This plan was created by another inspirock user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
subway:  30​min
2
Urayasu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Kita
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
5
Kawaguchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Tokyo
— 1 night
End: Tokyo

7
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 Mega Web, Harajuku Takeshita-dori, Tokyo Localized Free Walking Tour, and other attractions you added. Do your shopping at TOKYO Solamachi and Ginza Itoya. There's much more to do: get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, take a stroll through Omotesando, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and buy something for everyone on your list at Diver City Tokyo Plaza.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Urayasu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Nightlife Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Omotesando ©
Omotesando

1
night
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.
Tokyo Disneyland has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Urayasu road trip site .

Urayasu is just a short distance from Tokyo. In September, daytime highs in Urayasu are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and then take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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

You can take a train from Urayasu to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Urayasu in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kyoto, with lows of 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

3
nights
Kita

Kita ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dotonbori, Video Game Bar Space Station, Mood Nightclub, and other attractions.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Kita trip builder app .

You can drive from Kyoto to Kita in 1.5 hours. In September in Kita, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Kita

Nightlife Tours Nature

Side Trips

Osaka, Koya-cho
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
PC and Retro Bar Space Station ©
PC and Retro Bar Space Station
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya

2
nights
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 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Gyokuzouin and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsuki Shrine. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hikawa Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama, and then get curious at The Railway Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kawaguchi itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kita to Kawaguchi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Museums Transportation Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Saitama
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Railway Museum ©
The Railway Museum
Hikawa Shrine ©
Hikawa Shrine
Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama ©
Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kawaguchi to Tokyo takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Similar Plans

18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AZERBAIJAN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Nadi & Japan BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans