15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Osaka
— 4 nights
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights

7
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.
Do your shopping at Ginza and Asakusa. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and stop by Odaiba District.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online driving holiday planner.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) (in Kobe) and Nara (Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Minami (Namba), make a trip to Kuromon Market, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka online day trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building, thentake a stroll through Gion, and then go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Monkey Park Iwatayama and then don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online day trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kyoto Station Building ©
Kyoto Station Building
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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