15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
2
Yokohama
— 1 day
train:  45​min
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Toyama
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Shirakawa-mura
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Takayama
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Toyama
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  30​min
9
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
10
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  45​min
11
Nara
— 1 day
train:  45​min
12
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 Tokyo Central Railway Station, Ginza, Shinjuku Station West Entrance Plaza Event Corner, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace and make a trip to Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

1
day
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama Chinatown and Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura). On the 16th (Sat), wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), then take in the pleasant sights at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Minato Mirai 21.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yokohama vacation planning site .

Yokohama is just a short distance from Tokyo. In June, daily temperatures in Yokohama can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Kōtoku-in
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Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown
Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've now added Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo holiday app .

Tokyo is just a stone's throw from Yokohama. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Toyama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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few
hours
Toyama

Toyama
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Toyama vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Tokyo to Toyama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Toyama, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will leave for Shirakawa-mura on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Toyama

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
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Drive from Toyama to Shirakawa-mura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June in Shirakawa-mura, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites Museums
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hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato).

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Shirakawa-mura to Takayama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Takayama are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Toyama.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums
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1
night
Toyama

Toyama
You've now added Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Toyama travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Takayama to Toyama in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Toyama

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

1
night
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.
Shinsaibashi has been added to your itinerary.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Osaka vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Toyama to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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 list of things to see and do now includes Nishiki Market, Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji, and other attractions. Heian Shrine and Togetsukyo Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary app .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka holiday tool .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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1
day
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Toshodaiji Temple, Nara Visitor Center & Inn, Nara Park, and other attractions. On the 23rd (Sat), appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, then get all the information you need at Nara Visitor Center & Inn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodaiji Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nara trip planning tool .

Nara is very close to Osaka. In June, daytime highs in Nara are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
You've now added Kuromon Market to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Kuromon Market, then see the interesting displays at Cup Noodle Mueseum in Osaka, Ikeda, and finally browse the different shops at Mitsui Outlet Park Osaka Tsurumi. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory, don't miss a visit to Umeda Sky Building, then stop by Little Osaka, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Tsuruhashi Fish Market, and finally stop by Don Quijote.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner .

Osaka is very close to Nara. Traveling from Nara in June, Osaka is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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MITSUI OUTLET PARK OSAKA TSURUMI ©
MITSUI OUTLET PARK OSAKA TSURUMI
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA

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