15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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.
Nezu Museum and Pola Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Asakusa Shrine and Kencho-ji Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Oyama Rice Terraces (in Kamogawa), Mitsumine Shrine (in Chichibu) and Hakone Museum of Art (in Hakone-machi). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), contemplate the long history of Hozomon, and don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tokyo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Tokyo are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Oyama Rice Terraces, Mitsumine Shrine
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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.
You've now added The Bamboo Forest Trail to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kasuga Grand Shrine and Toji. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tofuku-ji Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda in Ikeda (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kasuga Grand Shrine, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
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.
Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka. Visit Toshodai-ji Temple and Nigatsu-do Temple for their historical value. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho), Asuka-dera Temple (in Asuka-mura) and Nara (Yoshikien & Nara National Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Osaka online day trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Horyu-ji Temple, Asuka-dera Temple, Hase-dera Temple
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Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get some cultural insight at Senjokaku and Itsukushima Shrine. Visit Mitaki Temple and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Miyajima in Hatsukaichi (about 1 hour away). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Peace Flame.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hiroshima vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll around Kokyo Gaien National Garden, thenstop by Ginza Itoya Hontren, and then take in the exciting artwork at teamLab Borderless.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Ginza Itoya Hontren ©
Ginza Itoya Hontren
Kokyo Gaien National Garden ©
Kokyo Gaien National Garden
teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless

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