15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, wander the streets of Ginza, look for gifts at Ginza Itoya Hontren, then admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, then explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at NATURE Daikanyama. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Memorial Warships Mikasa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), then contemplate the long history of Kencho-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Boston to Tokyo. Traveling from Boston in October, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 72°F and lows about 60°F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Memorial Warships Mikasa
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirayama Hime Shrine, cruise along Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road, then steep yourself in history at Suganuma Gassho Community, then take a stroll through Gokayama, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Inami Betsuin Zuisen-ji Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In October in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Nanto, Hakusan
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Shirayama Hime Shrine ©
Shirayama Hime Shrine
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama

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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.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the striking features of Chishaku-in, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple, and finally stop by Ippodo Tea Kyoto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daikaku-ji, then admire the natural beauty at Okochi Sanso Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jojakkoji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gio-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Hankyu Umeda Honten. Get some cultural insight at Nara Park and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kobe (Mt. Maya, Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, &more), Joruri Temple (in Kizugawa) and Nara (Isuien Garden, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, go all around town with Photoguider-Japan, look for gifts at Tower Knives Osaka, and have fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe, Joruri Temple
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Shop till you drop at teamLab Borderless and Asakusa. Museum-lovers will appreciate 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT and KidZania Tokyo. See even more of Tokyo: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, let your taste buds guide you at Best Experience Japan, and take a stroll through Yanaka District.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation app.

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin

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