15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  4​h
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
3
Okayama
— Few hours
Train:  1​h
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
5
Nara
— Few hours
Train:  1​h
6
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Shizuoka
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
8
Yokohama
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
9
Tokyo
— 7 nights
End: Tokyo

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou and then stroll around Ueno Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online route builder .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Fun & Games
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 25th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Okayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

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Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kibitsu Shrine, then explore the historical opulence of Okayama Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Okayama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hiroshima in March, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Okayama. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites Parks
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Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Kibitsu Shrine ©
Kibitsu Shrine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary app .

Getting from Okayama to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Osaka are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 31st (Tue), you're off toNara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Kuchu Teien Observatory ©
Kuchu Teien Observatory

few
hours
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nara online itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center ©
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center

1
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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.
Kyoto Sagano Walk & Bamboo Forest has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get a tailor-made plan with Kyoto Sagano Walk & Bamboo Forest and then steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

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Traveling by train from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Nara in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kyoto, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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night
Shizuoka

Shizuoka ©
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Momijiyama Park and then step into the grandiose world of Shizuoka castle.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Shizuoka road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Shizuoka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Shizuoka when traveling from Kyoto in March, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shizuoka castle ©
Shizuoka castle
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine ©
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach) ©

1
night
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.
You've now added Yokohama Landmark Tower to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Yokohama Landmark Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yokohama trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Shizuoka to Yokohama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Tokyo.
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Yokohama Landmark Tower ©
Yokohama Landmark Tower

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower and then take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Tokyo National Museum, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder .

Tokyo is just a stone's throw from Yokohama. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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