15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Osaka
— 1 night
4
Nara
— 1 night
5
Tokyo
— 1 night
6
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

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.
Tokyo DisneySea has been added to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Asakusa Shrine and Hozomon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to teamLab☆Planets and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Mori Art Museum and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder.

Miami, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Miami to Tokyo. Traveling from Miami in September, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 81°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
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teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Hozomon ©
Hozomon

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.
Nijo Castle and Kyoto Railway Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kamogawa River and Nishi Honganji. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, and visit Gion.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip maker tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Nara National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Naramachi Koshino Ie, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Harushika Brewery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joruri Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, and finally look for gifts at Kikuichi Monju Shiro Kanenaga.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Nara trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Nara are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Joruri Temple
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tokyo DisneySea. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Nara to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stop by Pokemon Center Hiroshima and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Misen Wild Woods, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, then don't miss a visit to Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

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