15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  5​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
4
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Niigata
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 5 nights
End: Tokyo

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ueno and Yanaka. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In November, daytime highs in Tokyo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Ueno ©
Ueno
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

1
night
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.
For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Nigatsu-do Temple and Nara Park. Visit Yakushi-ji Temple and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine for their historical value. There's more to do: take a stroll through Dotonbori.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary builder website .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
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Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 8th (Fri), wander the streets of Odaiba and then steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine.

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Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Niigata.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

1
night
Niigata

Niigata
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Ichishima Sake Brewery and then get outside with Nishikaigan Park.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Niigata road trip planning app .

Getting from Tokyo to Niigata by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Niigata, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Niigata

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ichishima Sake Brewery
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5
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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kashima Jingu and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Kinomiya Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara) and Atami Sun Beach (in Atami). See some other sides of Tokyo: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanda Myojin, stroll around Kokyo Gaien National Garden, wander the streets of Kabukicho, and don't miss a visit to Nihonbashi Bridge.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planning app .

Getting from Niigata to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Niigata in November, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Atami, Kashima Jingu, Oyama Afuri Shrine
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Kashima Jingu ©
Kashima Jingu
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

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