15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Okinawa City Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Okinawa City Itinerary

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15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Okinawa City Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Okinawa City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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've now added The Tsukiji Market to your itinerary. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Tsukiji Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo travel planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo is 17 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 74°F. You will leave for Kyoto on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Gion, Gion Matsuri and Tea Ceremony Koto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of culture at Gion Matsuri and then wander the streets of Gion.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip planning app .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Events Classes
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Gion
Gion
Tea Ceremony Koto ©
Tea Ceremony Koto

4
nights
Okinawa City

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Take a break from Okinawa City with a short trip to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu-cho, about 1h 30 min away.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Okinawa City driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Kyoto to Okinawa City with the Route module. In July in Okinawa City, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. You will leave for Tokyo on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Okinawa City

Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Okinawa City to Tokyo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Okinawa City in July since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 74°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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