15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Kamakura
— 1 day
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Tokyo
— 1 night
Train
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Sendai
— 1 day
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Tokyo
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 1 night
Train
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Kobe
— 1 day
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Toyosato-cho
— 1 day
Drive
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Kyoto
— 1 night
Drive
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Osaka
— 1 day
Drive
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Kyoto
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oarai-machi
— 1 day
Drive
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 1 night
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 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip maker tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Tokyo. In March, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums

Kamakura

— 1 day

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sasuke Inari Shrine, hike along Kamakura Hiking Trails, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kakuonji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sugimotodera Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Kamakura Museum of National Treasures, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Yukinosita Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kamakura trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kamakura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Kamakura to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Tokyo

— 1 night
On the 30th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Hozomon.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Take a train from Kamakura to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kamakura, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sendai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Sendai

— 1 day
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Tohoku University of Natural History, examine the collection at Tanabata Museum, don't miss a visit to Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Sedai Arahama Elementary School, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsutsujigaoka Tenmangu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinko-in, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kosho-ji Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sendai trip website.

Take a train from Tokyo to Sendai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in March: highs in Sendai hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sendai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Tokyo

— 1 night
To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Sendai to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Sendai, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Kyoto

— 1 night
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 31st (Sun): take a stroll through Pontocho District and then don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip builder website.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 1st (Mon), you're off to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods

Kobe

— 1 day
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), examine the collection at Kiku-Masamune Shuzo Kinenkan, see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, see the interesting displays at Kitano Monogatarikan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobe Muslim Mosque, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hyogoken Kokan.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kobe trip planning app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kobe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Kyoto

— 2 nights
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sanjusangendo Temple, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Maruyama Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building, get a tailor-made plan with Kyoto Sagano Walk & Bamboo Forest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonomiya Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Okochi Sanso Garden, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and finally make a trip to Nijo Castle.

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Traveling by train from Kobe to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Toyosato-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Toyosato-cho

— 1 day
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Toyosato-cho tour builder tool.

Drive from Kyoto to Toyosato-cho in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you will find days in Toyosato-cho are little chillier (61°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Toyosato-cho

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Kyoto

— 1 night
To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Kyoto vacation planner.

You can drive from Toyosato-cho to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Toyosato-cho in April, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Osaka

— 1 day
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 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses, steep yourself in history at Tekijuku, admire the landmark architecture of Ishikiri Tsurugiya Shrine, then look for gifts at Tower Knives Osaka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yasui Shrine, and finally examine the collection at Modern Transportation Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 1 night
For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 5th (Fri), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan and Makata Shrine. Step off the beaten path and head to Kitanomaru Park and Gallery Marusan. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Naritasan Omote Sando in Narita--about 1h 5 min away. See even more of Tokyo: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple), admire the masterpieces at Mori Art Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Sogo Recreation Park, and get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo itinerary app.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oarai-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Oarai-machi

— 1 day
On the 8th (Mon), browse the different shops at Mito Eki Building Excel Minami, contemplate the long history of Hakkedo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodokan Kashima Shrine, then step into the grandiose world of Mito Castle Remains, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mitoshiokushikaizukafureai Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Oarai-Machi Bakumatsu to Meiji Museum.

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You can drive from Tokyo to Oarai-machi in 2 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Oarai-machi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Oarai-machi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River, take in nature's colorful creations at Rikugien Garden, contemplate the long history of Toshogu Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin, then admire the masterpieces at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Sengaku-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, stop by Yanaka District, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine, and finally travel the rails with The Railway Museum.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning website.

You can drive from Oarai-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Traveling from Oarai-machi in April, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.