15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly:  24 h 30 min
1
Osaka
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Boston

5
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 list of things to see and do now includes Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dotombori and Osaka Museum of Housing and Living.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka attractions planning website.

Boston, USA to Osaka is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Boston to Osaka, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in May; daily highs in Osaka reach 77°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bamboo Forest Street, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Okochi Sanso Garden, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama Kimono Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, learn something new at Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, then make a trip to Hanamikoji Street, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel planner.

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Classes
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion

5
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 Asakusa Kimono Rental Yae, Asakusa Shrine, Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) and Akihabara. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ueno.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 67°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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