16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Kōtoku-in. For shopping fun, head to Art Jeunesse Akihabara or Yokohama Chinatown. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, stop by Kimono Me, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder site.

Detroit, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Detroit to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Detroit - with highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Art Jeunesse Akihabara ©
Art Jeunesse Akihabara
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Jigokudani Funsen and then look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Yamanouchi-machi itinerary planning app.

Getting from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, things will get slightly colder in Yamanouchi-machi: highs are around 50°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area
Onsen Resorts

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Kyoto International Manga Museum. Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Asahiyaki. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Nara (Nara Park & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center) and Naifs (in Kobe). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Gion, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Yamanouchi-machi to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Ginza. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Kawaguchi and Lake Ashi (Ashinoko). See even more of Tokyo: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, visit Akihabara, shop like a local with Asakusa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo attractions planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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