15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
2
Niigata
— 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.
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Meiji Jingu Shrine. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in January, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Niigata.

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
Niigata

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Niigata Station Chuken Tama Ko Statue, get engrossed in the history at Northern Culture Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Sl Banetsu Monogatari.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Niigata tour planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Niigata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in January: highs in Niigata hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Niigata

Museums
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Northern Culture Museum ©
Northern Culture Museum

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.
Kids will enjoy Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Todai-ji Temple in Nara, approximately Nara away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Niigata to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Niigata in January: highs in Kyoto hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Himeji Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Koko-en (in Himeji), Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Osaka day trip site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 15th (Wed), 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

Himeji, Nara, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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