16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
Yokohama
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Nagano
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Toyama
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Visit Hase-dera Temple and Sankeien Gardens for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Minato Mirai 21 and Kencho-ji Temple. Take a break from Yokohama with a short trip to Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) in Kamakura, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: get all the information you need at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kishamichi Promenade, admire the masterpieces at Yokohama Museum of Art, and walk around Yamashita Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yokohama trip site .

Stockholm, Sweden to Yokohama is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Stockholm to Yokohama, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get a bit warmer in Yokohama: highs are around 29°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

4
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Get some cultural insight at Togakushi Shrine Okusha and Matsushiro Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Anrakuji Temple and Lake Kagami. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagano: Matsumoto (Kaichi Gakko Primary School, Matsumoto City Art Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Togakushi Shrine Chusha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Jinja Hokosha, look for all kinds of wild species at Iizuna Highlands Oyachi Marsh, and contemplate the long history of Sanada House.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nagano visit planner .

Traveling by train from Yokohama to Nagano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Toyama.

Things to do in Nagano

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Matsumoto, Anrakuji Temple
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Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Anrakuji Temple ©
Anrakuji Temple
Kaichi Gakko Primary School ©
Kaichi Gakko Primary School

3
nights
Toyama

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Appreciate the collections at Toyama Glass Art Museum and D. T. Suzuki Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ainokura Gassho Community and Fugan Unga Kansui Park. Get out of town with these interesting Toyama side-trips: Oyama Shrine (in Kanazawa), Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (in Tateyama-machi) and Suganuma Gassho Community (in Nanto). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Yatsuo no Machinami and step into the grandiose world of Toyama Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Toyama road trip website .

You can take a train from Nagano to Toyama in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Toyama sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Toyama

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kanazawa, Nanto, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
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Fugan Unga Kansui Park ©
Fugan Unga Kansui Park
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine

4
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.
Visit Kinkaku-ji and Toshodai-ji Temple for their historical value. Mint Museum and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA (in Ikeda), Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (in Kita) and Kyoto (Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple & Toji). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Osaka, and see the interesting displays at Glico Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka vacation planner.

Getting from Toyama to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum
Toji ©
Toji
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

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