15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
4
Kobe
— 1 day
train:  2​h
5
Kitakyushu
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Toronto

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at KidZania Tokyo and Samurai Armor Photo Studio. Nezu Shrine and Kanda Myojin will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Hozomon, and stroll around Kitanomaru Park.

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Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
KidZania Tokyo ©
KidZania Tokyo

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Kamigamo Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) and Nijo Castle. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto visit planning site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

4
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 outdoors at Chausuyama and Onogawa Ryokuin Road. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunset Owl Cafe and Hōzen-ji Temple. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Modern Transportation Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Tempozan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Osaka.

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Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In May, daytime highs in Osaka are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
day
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Kobe Municipal Arboretum, see the interesting displays at UCC Coffee Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Minatogawa Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobe Muslim Mosque, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki).

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kobe trip planning site .

Kobe is very close to Osaka. Traveling from Osaka in May, you will find days in Kobe are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kobe Municipal Arboretum ©
Kobe Municipal Arboretum
Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki) ©
Kobe Muslim Mosque ©
Kobe Muslim Mosque

3
nights
Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu ©
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
On the 9th (Sat), wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, don't miss a visit to Mojiko Station, contemplate the long history of Old Mojimitsui Club, then examine the collection at Moji Telecommunication Museum, then cruise along Kanmon Kaikyo, and finally appreciate the history behind Shirasu Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History, engage your brain at Kitakyushu Culture and Science Museum for Youth, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kawachi Reservoir, and finally admire the sheer force of Sugao Waterfall.

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You can take a train from Kobe to Kitakyushu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kitakyushu can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Parks Museums Nature
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Kanmon Kaikyo ©
Kanmon Kaikyo
Kokura Castle ©
Kokura Castle

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