15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 9 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Sydney

9
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 Tokyo DisneySea, Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Minato Mirai 21 and Art Jeunesse Akihabarafor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Odaiba, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off toKyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Urayasu, Yokohama, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort, Mount Fuji
Highlights from your plan
Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo 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 Universal Studios Japan, Nara Park and Himeji Castle. Explore hidden gems such as CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA and Wakasa History Museum. Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Venture out of the city with trips to Koshien History Museum (in Nishinomiya) and The Little Indigo Museum (in Nantan). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Gion, get engrossed in the history at Namikawa Yasuyuki Sippo Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kyoto using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara Park, Himeji Castle, Wakasa History Museum, Koshien History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

Similar Plans

16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA December, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JERSEY July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA December, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ITALY July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans