15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  13​h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Nara
— Few hours
Train:  1​h
4
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 1 day
Train:  30​min
6
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
7
Hiroshima
— 1 day
Train:  2​h
8
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
9
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h
10
Chiba
— Few hours
Train:  1​h
11
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
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.
To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online route maker .

Salt Lake City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 16 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in Tokyo. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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2
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 Pontocho, Arashiyama and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, then stroll through Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, and then take a stroll through Pontocho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Arashiyama, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto sightseeing tool .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Kyoto Gyoen National Garden ©
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

few
hours
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.
On the 6th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nara trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kyoto in April since evenings lows in Nara dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

1
night
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

Plan my day in Kyoto using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Nara in April, expect little chillier with lows of 50°F in Kyoto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
day
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 Shitennoji, Osaka Castle and Dotonbori. On the 7th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, examine the collection at Modern Transportation Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shitennoji, shop like a local with Dotonbori, then don't miss a visit to Hōzen-ji Temple, and finally make a trip to Hozenji Yokocho.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Osaka road trip app .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

1
night
Kyoto

Kyoto
To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip builder website .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

1
day
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Peace Flame as well as Hiroshima Castle. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then appreciate the history behind Peace Flame, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto
You've now added Gion to your itinerary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kyoto, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your plan
Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Asukayama Park, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yanaka and Hie Jinjya. See even more of Tokyo: stroll around Kokyo Gaien National Garden.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Chiba.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Tokyo DisneySea, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Hie Jinjya ©
Hie Jinjya

few
hours
Chiba

Chiba ©
Developing quickly with new homes and shopping malls cropping up each year, the city of Chiba no doubt benefits from its proximity to the capital--many even consider it a Tokyo suburb.
On the 14th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Izumi Nature Park Natural Boadwalk, examine the collection at Natural History Museum and Institute, and then engage your brain at Chiba City Museum of Science.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chiba trip app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Chiba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect nights in Chiba to be a bit warmer, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Chiba

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum and Institute ©

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Skytree, Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) and Shinyokohama Ramen Museum. On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, make a trip to Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Shinyokohama Ramen Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip website .

You can take a train from Chiba to Tokyo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chiba in April: highs in Tokyo hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, Shinyokohama Ramen Museum
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja ©
Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja

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