15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Nara
— 1 day
train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  3​h
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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4
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 Togetsukyo Bridge, Arashiyama, Ryoanji Temple, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ginkaku-ji Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gion and Kinkaku-ji. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka--about 1h 15 min away.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kyoto journey planner .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Theme Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Gion
Gion
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Umeda Sky Building, Shinsekai and Kuromon Market. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Kuromon Market, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Shinsekai, then take a stroll through Dotonbori, then make a trip to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and finally admire the striking features of Umeda Sky Building.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka tour itinerary maker site .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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.
You've now added Higashimuki Shopping Street to your itinerary. On the 19th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally make a trip to Higashimuki Shopping Street.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nara trip itinerary planner .

Nara is very close to Osaka. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car 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
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Nara. On the 20th (Wed), you're off toTokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Skytree as well as Gotemba Premium Outlets. Do your shopping at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sensō-ji and Odaiba. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamiyatsuno Okusuu (in Ogose-machi), Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Sakae) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). See some other sides of Tokyo: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take a stroll through Akihabara, shop like a local with Asakusa, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Iwatake Ishiyama.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kamiyatsuno Okusuu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Gotemba Premium Outlets, Mt. Iwatake Ishiyama, Yokohama Nature Sanctuary
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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