15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

— 5 nights
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.
You've added Imperial Palace, Nihon Minkaen Japan Open Air Folk House Museum, Takeshita Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Kencho-ji Temple and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Yanaka District.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo vacation site.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tenryuji Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Step out of Kyoto to go to Hikone and see Hikone Castle, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Ninna-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji, and steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planning tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Tokyo

— 4 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Akihabara, Diver City Tokyo Plaza and Kabukicho District. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Odaiba District. Explore hidden gems such as Atami Sun Beach and Hozomon.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo planning app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.