15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
fly:  18 h
End: Philadelphia

7
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 teamLab Borderless, The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), Robot Restaurant, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, walk around Ueno Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip builder.

Philadelphia, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Tokyo. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Philadelphia in April, with lows around 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Lake Kawaguchi
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings
National Museum of Nature and Science ©
National Museum of Nature and Science

5
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 Sagano Romantic Train, Monkey Park Iwatayama, Togetsukyo Bridge, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Heian Shrine, stop by Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip builder website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then buy something for everyone on your list at Tempozan Market Place, then stroll around Osaka Castle Park, and finally stop by Dotombori.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Osaka trip simple and quick.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Osaka Castle Park ©
Osaka Castle Park

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