15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 6 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Hitoyoshi
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 1 night

6
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.
You've added Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo, Hommyo-ji Temple, Cat Cafe Calico Shinjuku, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tokyo National Museum and Omoide Yokocho. Do some cultural sightseeing at Samurai Museum and Ueno District. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ginza, stop by Akihabara, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

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Boston, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Traveling from Boston in October, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 72°F and lows about 60°F. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kinkaku-ji. Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. Head to Dotombori District and Minami (Namba)for some retail therapy. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Nara Park). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planning site.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hitoyoshi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
nights
Hitoyoshi

Hitoyoshi ©
Hitoyoshi is a city in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. On the 10th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Aoiaso Shrine, then steep yourself in history at The House of Japanese Samurai in Olden Times- Bukekura, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Sengetsushuzo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Hitoyoshi Rail Museum Mozoca Station 868, don't miss a visit to Yatakegoe, then contemplate the long history of Omura Yokoanagun, and finally stroll through Hitoyoshi Plum Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hitoyoshi route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kyoto to Hitoyoshi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hitoyoshi

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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Aoiaso Shrine ©
Aoiaso Shrine

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, then buy something for everyone on your list at TOKYO Solamachi, and then browse the different shops at Shin-Marunouchi Building.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hitoyoshi to Tokyo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Showa Kinen Park
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Tokyo Midtown ©
Tokyo Midtown
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Isetan Shinjuku Store
Isetan Shinjuku Store

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