15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ueda
— 5 nights
Train
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Ito
Drive
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Higashiizu-cho
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tokyo

— 3 nights
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 Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), Akihabara, Asakusa Shrine, and other attractions you added.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ueda.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Ueda

— 5 nights
Nestled at the start of Japan's "Romantic Road," the city of Ueda established itself in the 16th century as a prominent castle town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Michi no Eki Aoki, Garyu Park, Shiga Kogen, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Anrakuji Temple and Utsukushigahara Openair Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Ueda: Matsumoto Alps Park (in Matsumoto) and Nagano (Kotoriga-ike Lake & Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ueda online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Ueda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Ueda, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ito.

Things to do in Ueda

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ito

Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Izu Teddy Bear Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Ito trip planner.

Take a train from Ueda to Ito in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Ito sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Higashiizu-cho.

Things to do in Ito

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Higashiizu-cho

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shimoda Aquarium as well as Inatori Bunka Park. On your second day here, hike along Jogasaki Beach Picnical Course, visit Omuro Mountain Lift, then get to know the resident critters at Izu Shaboten Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Inatori, and finally boost your wellbeing at Inatori Bunka Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Higashiizu-cho journey planner.

Drive from Ito to Higashiizu-cho in an hour. In July in Higashiizu-cho, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Higashiizu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shimokitazawa, Takeshita Street, Kiyosumi Teien, and other attractions you added. On the 20th (Sat), take a stroll through Shimokitazawa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): stroll around Yoyogi Park, enjoy the dining and entertainment at Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku, then stop by Kiddy Land Harajuku, and finally make a trip to Takeshita Street.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Higashiizu-cho to Tokyo takes 3 hours. When traveling from Higashiizu-cho in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nightlife

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.

Nagano Prefecture travel guide

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Ski Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles
Nagano Prefecture is a landlocked prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Nagano. Due to the abundance of mountain ranges in this area, the land available for inhabitance is relatively limited.Nagano has impressive highland areas, including most of the Kita-Alps, Chūō-Alps, and Minami-Alps, which extend into the neighbouring prefectures. In addition to its natural scenic beauty and rich history, Nagano was host to the 1998 Winter Olympics, which gained the prefecture international recognition as a world-class winter sport destination, and a Shinkansen line to Tokyo.HistorySee Shinano Province.

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