15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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— 5 nights
— 2 nights
— 6 nights
Train to Tokyo Haneda, Fly to New York City



— 5 nights
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 Senso-ji Temple. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (54°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip


— 2 nights
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Emerald Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Yohena Ajisai Park, experience rural life at Aiai Farm, then don't miss a visit to Kouri Ohashi, then take in panoramic vistas at Kouri Ocean Tower, and finally have unforgettable encounters with TEERA SCUBA VENTURES, OKINAWA.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Motobu-cho online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Motobu-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Tokyo in December, things will get a bit warmer in Motobu-cho: highs are around 69°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Classes

Side Trip


— 6 nights
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 Universal Studios Japan and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, &more), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, wander the streets of Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Motobu-cho to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In December, Kyoto is slightly colder than Motobu-cho - with highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.