15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Nikko
— 1 day
3
Ashikaga
— 1 night
4
Hakone-machi
— Few hours
5
Mishima
— Few hours
6
Kyoto
— 2 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
8
Mine
— Few hours
9
Beppu
— Few hours
10
Takachiho-cho
— 1 night
11
Osaka
— Few hours
12
Tokyo
— 4 nights

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Takeshita Street.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning site.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Calgary to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Calgary in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 18°C. You'll set off for Nikko on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

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Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rinno-ji Temple.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nikko road trip planning website.

Getting from Tokyo to Nikko by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in October, you will find days in Nikko are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ashikaga.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites
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Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Rinno-ji Temple ©
Rinno-ji Temple

1
night
Ashikaga

Ashikaga
Ashikaga is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ashikaga tour planning app.

You can drive from Nikko to Ashikaga in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ashikaga are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will leave for Hakone-machi on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Ashikaga

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Ashikaga to Hakone-machi takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ashikaga in October: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mishima.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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Mishima

Mishima ©
Mishima is a city located in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.The city, which covers an area of 62.02sqkm, had an estimated population in December 2016 of 109,872, giving a population density of 1,772 persons per km2.GeographyMishima is located in far eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, at the northern end of Izu Peninsula and in the foothills of Mount Fuji.Surrounding municipalitiesShizuoka PrefectureNumazuSusonoKannamiShimizuNagaizumiHakoneClimateMishima has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and cool winters. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mishima Skywalk. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): snap pictures at Mishima Skywalk.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mishima trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Mishima takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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Mishima Skywalk ©
Mishima Skywalk

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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 28th (Fri): make a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District and then wander the streets of Gion. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with Street Kart Kyoto.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto travel route builder website.

Getting from Mishima to Kyoto by car takes about 4.5 hours. While traveling from Mishima, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District
Gion
Gion

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hiroshima Orizuru Tower, Okonomimura, Shishiiwa Tenbodai, and other attractions you added. On the 30th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Kuguri Rock, take in panoramic vistas at Shishiiwa Tenbodai, take in panoramic vistas at Hiroshima Orizuru Tower, get outside with Paddle Park, then admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mine.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Mine

Mine ©
You've now added Akiyoshido to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Akiyoshido and then get a new perspective on nature at Akiyoshi-dai Museum of Natural History.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mine trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Hiroshima to Mine by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hiroshima in October, Mine is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Mine

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Akiyoshido ©
Akiyoshido

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Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Beppu Beach Sand Bath has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Beppu Beach Sand Bath and then take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Beppu holiday maker.

You can drive from Mine to Beppu in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Beppu Beach Sand Bath ©
Beppu Beach Sand Bath

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night
Takachiho-cho

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Manai Falls as well as Takachiho Gorge. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge and then admire the sheer force of Manai Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Takachiho-cho trip planner.

Getting from Beppu to Takachiho-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Takachiho-cho sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Manai Falls ©
Manai Falls

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hours
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kuromon Market as well as Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Kuromon Market, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then look for gifts at Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka itinerary builder site.

Getting from Takachiho-cho to Osaka by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In November in Osaka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kuromon Market ©
Kuromon Market

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Senso-ji Temple and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart and ►► Withlocals™ - Local Private Tours 🇯🇵. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Takao (in Hachioji), Yokohama Chinatown (in Yokohama) and Tokyo Disneyland (in Maihama). See some other sides of Tokyo: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), make a trip to Omotesando, and wander the streets of Akihabara.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo visit website.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yokohama, Mt. Takao, Tokyo Disneyland
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart ©
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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