15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  13​h
1
Hakodate
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Kurobe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Tateyama-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

2
nights
Hakodate

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, stop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and then take a stroll through Motomachi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): try to win big at Hakodate Horse Racetrack, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hakodate Park, and then contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

Discover how to plan a Hakodate trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Hakodate is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Jakarta, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Hakodate, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kurobe.

Things to do in Hakodate

Fun & Games Parks Theme Parks
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Motomachi ©
Motomachi
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

1
night
Kurobe

Kurobe ©
To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kurobe trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hakodate to Kurobe. Traveling from Hakodate in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Kurobe: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tateyama-machi.

Things to do in Kurobe

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Asahimachi Historical Park, Sugisawa no Sawasugi
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Asahimachi Historical Park ©
Asahimachi Historical Park

1
night
Tateyama-machi

Tateyama-machi ©
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
On the 10th (Sun), stroll through Hotel Tateyama / Tateyama transmural light Terminal Co., Ltd., contemplate the waterfront views at Mikurigaike Pond, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kurobe Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tateyama-machi online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kurobe to Tateyama-machi takes 1.5 hours. June in Tateyama-machi sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Green Park Yoshiime ©
Green Park Yoshiime
Mikurigaike Pond
Mikurigaike Pond
Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden ©
Oyama Shrine Chugu Kiganden

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodaiji Temple, and finally take a stroll through Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then make a trip to Shinsaibashi.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tateyama-machi to Osaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a train. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Toshodaiji Temple ©
Toshodaiji Temple
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Toei Kyoto Studio Park and Kyoto Aquarium. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Kurama and Lake Biwa. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Lake Biwa Bridge in Moriyama--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building, steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and explore the activities along Kamogawa River.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip builder .

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Biwa, Lake Biwa Bridge
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Mt. Kurama ©
Mt. Kurama

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Kamogawa SeaWorld and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). Kids will appreciate attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, take a stroll through Akihabara, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tokyo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Kamogawa Sea World
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Kamogawa Sea World ©
Kamogawa Sea World
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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