15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Asakusa Shrine and Gotokuji Temple. Let the collections at Nezu Museum and Kanda Myojin capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kyu-Furukawa Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, and steep yourself in history at Hozomon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo itinerary tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Tokyo is 14 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kanda Myojin ©
Kanda Myojin

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple. Popular historic sites such as Shimogamo Jinja and Nishi Honganji are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Chishaku-in, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and see the interesting displays at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto visit planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja

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 18th (Tue): shop like a local with Hankyu Umeda Honten, make a trip to The Symphony Hall, thenhave fun and explore at Kids Plaza Osaka, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hōzen-ji Temple, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, thenwalk around Nakanoshima Park, thentake an in-depth tour of Osaka Museum of History, and finally look for gifts at Tower Knives Osaka.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Osaka online holiday planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

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Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ammama Utaki, browse the eclectic array of goods at Miyakojima Public Market, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, delve into the distant past at Ninto zeiseki, thenexamine the collection at Miyakojima City Museum, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harimizu Utaki, steep yourself in history at Nakasone Toyumya Tomb, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip planner.

You can fly from Osaka to Miyakojima in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miyakojima when traveling from Osaka in May, with lows around °C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

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Yabiji
Yabiji
Kayaking & Canoeing
Miyakojima City Museum ©
Miyakojima City Museum

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nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 22nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shibamata Taishakuten (Taishakuten Daikyoji Temple), thenexamine the collection at Katsushika Shibamata Torasan Memorial Hall, and finally explore the world behind art at National Museum of Western Art. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to KidZania Tokyo, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and then take a stroll through Kagurazaka.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning app.

Getting from Miyakojima to Tokyo by flight takes about 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miyakojima in May: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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