15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Ueda
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Ito
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
4
Higashiizu-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kitchen Town (Kappabashi), Akihabara, Asakusa Shrine, and other attractions you added.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo itinerary maker .

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Ueda.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Narita International Airport Terminal 1, Tokyo DisneySea
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

5
nights
Ueda

Ueda ©
Nestled at the start of Japan's "Romantic Road," the city of Ueda established itself in the 16th century as a prominent castle town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Michi no Eki Aoki, Garyu Park, Shiga Kogen, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anrakuji Temple and Matsumoto Alps Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Utsukushigahara Openair Museum and Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum. Step out of Ueda to go to Nagano and see Kotoriga-ike Lake, which is approximately 1h 25 min away.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ueda tour planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Ueda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ueda can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Ito.

Things to do in Ueda

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Nagano, Matsumoto, Yamanouchi-machi, Nagato Farm, Michi no Eki Aoki
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Matsumoto Alps Park ©
Matsumoto Alps Park
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Anrakuji Temple ©
Anrakuji Temple

few
hours
Ito

Ito ©
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Izu Teddy Bear Museum.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Ito road trip app .

Traveling by train from Ueda to Ito takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Ito are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Higashiizu-cho.

Things to do in Ito

Museums
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Izu Teddy Bear Museum ©
Izu Teddy Bear Museum

3
nights
Higashiizu-cho

Higashiizu-cho ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shimoda Aquarium as well as Inatori Bunka Park. On the next day, head outdoors with Jogasaki Beach Picnical Course, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Izu Shaboten Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Inatori, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at Inatori Bunka Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Higashiizu-cho trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Ito to Higashiizu-cho in an hour. July in Higashiizu-cho sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Higashiizu-cho

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Shimoda, Ito, Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls
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Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls ©
Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls
Sotoura Beach ©
Sotoura Beach
Shirahama Jinja Shrine ©
Shirahama Jinja Shrine

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shimokitazawa, Takeshita Street, Kiyosumi Teien, and other attractions. On the 20th (Sat), take a stroll through Shimokitazawa. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Yoyogi Park, enjoy the dining and entertainment at Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku, then stop by Kiddy Land Harajuku, and finally wander the streets of Takeshita Street.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Higashiizu-cho to Tokyo with the Route module. When traveling from Higashiizu-cho in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Shimokitazawa ©
Shimokitazawa
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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