15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  15​h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Nara
— 1 day
Train:  45​min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
5
Hiroshima
— 1 day
Train:  2​h
6
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
7
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Winnipeg

2
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 Harajuku Station, Godzilla Head, Taito Station, Shinjuku South Entrance Game World, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Taito Station, Shinjuku South Entrance Game World and then make a trip to Godzilla Head.

Make your Tokyo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Winnipeg, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Winnipeg to Tokyo, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Tokyo is much hotter than Winnipeg - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
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 added Kyoto Imperial Palace, Ginkakuji Temple, Toji, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, steep yourself in history at Yasaka Shrine, then walk around Maruyama Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto vacation builder website .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
day
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
You've now added Kasuga Taisha Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Kasuga Taisha Museum, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Nara travel planning app .

Getting from Kyoto to Nara by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and train. November in Nara sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes America Mura, Osaka Castle Park, Namba Yasaka Shrine, and other attractions. On the 23rd (Sat), explore the wide array of goods at Osaka Station City. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then shop like a local with Nipponbashi Denden Town, then get a taste of the local shopping with America Mura, and finally shop like a local with Dotonbori.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Osaka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

1
day
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka visit app .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), Hama Rikyu Gardens, Super Potato Akihabara, and other attractions. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. See even more of Tokyo: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, stroll around Ueno Park, and wander the streets of Akihabara.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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