15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Fuji
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Singapore

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 Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Shinsekai, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Arima Onsen and Minami (Namba). Toshodaiji Temple and Horyu-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka online tour planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Osaka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Horyu-ji Temple, Toshodai-ji Temple, Arima Onsen
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Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ninna-ji Temple and Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online journey maker .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the world behind art at The Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Yamazaki River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Nagoya Shisei Shiryokan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Avenue Esca, examine the collection at Antarctic Research Ship Fuji, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Arimatsu no Machinami, and finally wander the streets of Sakae.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagoya online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Sakae
Sakae

1
night
Fuji

Fuji
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. On the 16th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Iwamoto, and then contemplate the long history of Shimpo-in.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fuji online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Fuji takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Asakusa Shrine and Sensō-ji are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nezu Shrine and Yanaka. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple & Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)) and Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Sakae). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Ueno, examine the collection at Fire Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and don't miss a visit to University of Tokyo.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Fuji to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Fuji in March, Tokyo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama Nature Sanctuary
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Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

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