15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Regina
Fly:  26​h
1
Osaka
— Few hours
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
3
Takayama
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Regina

few
hours
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.
For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka tour planner.

Regina, Canada to Osaka is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Regina in May, expect nights in Osaka to be much hotter, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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6
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 list of things to see and do now includes Arashiyama, Maruyama Park(円山公園), Tenryuji Temple, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Kamigamo Shrine and Togetsukyo. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chionin Temple.

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

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. Traveling from Osaka in May, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Kyoto. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
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Tenryuji Temple ©
Tenryuji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, explore the striking landscape at Hida Daishonyudo Cave, then snap pictures at Nakabashi Bridge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Takayama Showa Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Wada House, don't miss a visit to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Traditional Houses in the Gassho Style, and then grab your bike and head to Rail - MTB Gattan Go!!.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Takayama vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Takayama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Takayama are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Rail - MTB Gattan Go!!
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Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Wada House ©
Wada House

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Mukojima Hyakkaen, Tsukiji Market, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Ghibli Museum and The University of Tokyo. Take a break from the city and head to Sumida River and Kansenen Park. Step out of Tokyo to go to Urayasu and see Disney Resort Line, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo tour planner.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Takayama in May, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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