15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Fuji
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Ottawa

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've added Robot Restaurant, Samurai Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Asakusa, don't miss a visit to Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, stroll around Ueno Park, then get to know the resident critters at Ueno Zoo, and finally stop by Akihabara.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip website .

Ottawa, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Ottawa in February, expect Tokyo to be much warmer, temps between 12°C and 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

1
night
Fuji

Fuji
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fuji online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Fuji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tokyo in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fuji, with lows of 6°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, and trek along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Fuji to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Fuji in February, Kyoto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Trails
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Koya-cho (Shojoshin-in Temple, Daishino Koshikakeishi, &more) and Himeji (Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, Himeji Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Kuromon Market, take a stroll through Dotonbori, and see the interesting displays at Mizuno Sportology Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka travel site .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Himeji
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Have a day of magic on the 28th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. Enjoy Tokyo some more: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, examine the collection at The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, stop by Odaiba, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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