15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
train:  8​h 30​min
5
Hakodate
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
6
Hirosaki
— 1 night
train:  6​h 30​min
7
Noboribetsu
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Singapore

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street, Shinsekai, Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take a stroll through Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, see the interesting displays at Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, stop by Tenjimbashisuji Shopping Street, then don't miss a visit to Shinsekai, and finally shop like a local with Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street.

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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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get cooler in Osaka: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsekai ©
Shinsekai

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 added The Bamboo Forest Trail, Tenryuji Temple, Ginkaku-ji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then snap pictures at Gion Shimbashi Bridge, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kiyamachi Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Honen-in, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkaku-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at The Bamboo Forest Trail.

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Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple

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 now added Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Chidorigafuchi, then get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, then wander the streets of Ueno, and finally examine the collection at Quark Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yasukuni Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hie Jinjya, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then soak in some Japanese tradition at Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari, and finally see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip tool .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Spas Baths Neighborhoods
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then get great views at Hakone Ropeway, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally go for a walk through Hakone Stone‐paved Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): stroll around Kakitagawa Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Kakitagawa Park
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
On the 22nd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Hakodate Observatory, then don't miss a visit to Hachimanzaka, then enjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Goryokaku Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hakodate tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Hakone-machi to Hakodate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hakone-machi in April since evenings lows in Hakodate dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Hachimanzaka ©
Hachimanzaka
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate

1
night
Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
You've now added Lake Towada to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Towada, then explore the historical opulence of Hirosaki Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Hirosaki Food Market, Niji no Mart.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hirosaki road trip tool .

You can take a train from Hakodate to Hirosaki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Hirosaki can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Towada
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Hirosaki Castle ©
Hirosaki Castle
Lake Towada ©
Lake Towada

1
night
Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Noboribetsu Date Historic Village.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Noboribetsu itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Hirosaki to Noboribetsu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a train. In April in Noboribetsu, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sapporo.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Theme Parks
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2
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hokkaido Jingu and Kokuei Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (Otaru Aquarium & Otaru Canal). The adventure continues: walk around Odori Park, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, contemplate the long history of Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), and ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sapporo planner .

You can drive from Noboribetsu to Sapporo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Noboribetsu in April, expect nights in Sapporo to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Otaru
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Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu
Otaru  Aquarium ©
Otaru Aquarium

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