15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Yuzawa
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Osaka
— 4 nights

5
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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Odaiba District. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 2 hours. In January, Tokyo is cooler than Jakarta - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yuzawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

1
night
Yuzawa

Yuzawa
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Ishida Rikichi House, see the interesting displays at Yokote Masuda Manga Museum, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Kawarage Oyutaki Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Kawarage Jigoku.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yuzawa online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yuzawa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In January, Yuzawa is slightly colder than Tokyo - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yuzawa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Yokote

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Gion, admire the striking features of Kyutei Omuro, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yuzawa to Kyoto. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yuzawa in January: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Himeji Castle make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara Park (in Nara), Kobe (Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution & Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)) and Koko-en (in Himeji). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Dotombori District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishinomiya Shrine, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kobe, Himeji, Nara Park, Nishinomiya Shrine
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

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