15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Orlando
Fly + Drive:  32 h
1
Misawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Akita
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Orlando

3
nights
Misawa

Misawa ©
Misawa is a city located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 39,649, and a population density of 331 persons per km². Step off the beaten path and head to Oyu Stone Circle and Former Shibusawa Residence. Do some cultural sightseeing at Terayama Shuji Memorial and Kujikohaku Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Misawa: Hachinohe (Korekawa Archaeological Museum, Samekado Lighthouse, &more), Kosaka Tetsudo Rail Park (in Kosaka-machi) and Onsen Resorts (in Hirakawa).

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Orlando, USA to Misawa is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Orlando to Misawa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in July, things will get little chillier in Misawa: highs are around 73°F and lows about 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Akita.

Things to do in Misawa

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hachinohe, Oyu Stone Circle, Kosaka Tetsudo Rail Park, Onsen Resorts, Kujikohaku Museum
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Kosaka Tetsudo Rail Park ©
Kosaka Tetsudo Rail Park
Oyu Stone Circle ©
Oyu Stone Circle
Samekado Lighthouse ©
Samekado Lighthouse

2
nights
Akita

Akita ©
The coastal city of Akita has gained a wider reputation for its Kanto Matsuri, or "pole lantern festival," where skilled performers balance long bamboo poles on their foreheads with glowing paper lanterns attached to the end.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akita Catholic Church and then get engrossed in the history at Katsuhira Tokushi Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Unosaki Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Oganishi Beach, thenstep into the grandiose world of The Ruins of Akita Castle, and finally examine the collection at Mining Museum of Akita University.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Akita online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Misawa to Akita in 4 hours. Traveling from Misawa in July, expect nights in Akita to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Akita

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Oga
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Aeon Mall Akita ©
Aeon Mall Akita
The Ruins of Akita Castle ©
The Ruins of Akita Castle
Mining Museum of Akita University ©
Mining Museum of Akita University

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nipponbashi Denden Town and Ninna-ji Temple. Visit Kodai-ji Temple and Nigatsu-do Temple for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara) and Kyoto (Pontocho District & Heian Shrine). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street, look for gifts at Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, find something for the whole family at SpaWorld, and buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Front Osaka.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Osaka vacation planner.

Getting from Akita to Osaka by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Akita in July, with highs in Osaka at 89°F and lows at 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara
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Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street ©
Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street
Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street ©
Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street
Nipponbashi Denden Town ©
Nipponbashi Denden Town

4
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.
Visit Asakusa Shrine and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) for their historical value. Do your shopping at Yurakucho District and Shimokitazawa. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (in Kamakura) and Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Uniqlo Ginza, take a stroll through Ueno District, don't miss a visit to Omoide Yokocho, and step into the grandiose world of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin).

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Sankeien Gardens
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Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Uniqlo Ginza ©
Uniqlo Ginza
Yurakucho District ©
Yurakucho District

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