15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
Drive
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Osaka
— 1 night
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sapporo
— 1 night
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Tokyo

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Zojo-ji Temple and Nezu Shrine. Bring the kids along to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Meguro River. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, take in nature's colorful creations at Hotel New Otani Japanese Garden, contemplate the long history of Hozomon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kokyo Gaien National Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Kyoto

— 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.
Get some cultural insight at Nijo Castle and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Bring the kids along to Tenryuji Temple and Heian Shrine. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, contemplate the long history of Daikaku-ji, admire the striking features of Chishaku-in, and don't miss a visit to Daigo-ji Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Osaka

— 1 night
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.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, and then walk around Kemasakuranomiya Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Flame.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Sapporo

— 1 night

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hokkaido Jingu, hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, and then get great views at Mt. Moiwa.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sapporo trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Sapporo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Hiroshima in April: highs in Sapporo hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.