15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Doha
Fly:  13 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Yokohama
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Nara
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Doha

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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like KidZania Tokyo and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Step off the beaten path and head to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Samurai Museum. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, walk around Hama Rikyu Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo online day trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Tokyo is 6 hours. While traveling from Doha, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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KidZania Tokyo ©
KidZania Tokyo
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

3
nights
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Family-friendly places like Kamogawa Sea World and Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Yamashita Park and Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal. Explore Yokohama's surroundings by going to Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa) and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) (in Kamakura). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Yokohama Zoo ''Zoorasia'', explore the world behind art at Yokohama Museum of Art, take a stroll through Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and take in panoramic vistas at Sky Garden.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yokohama attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yokohama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Yokohama sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Kamogawa Sea World, Enoshima Island
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Kamogawa Sea World ©
Kamogawa Sea World
Yokohama Zoo ''Zoorasia'' ©
Yokohama Zoo ''Zoorasia''
Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo ©
Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nagashima Spa Land and Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and stroll through Nanzen-ji Temple.

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You can take a train from Yokohama to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nagashima Spa Land, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nagashima Spa Land ©
Nagashima Spa Land
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple

2
nights
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Horyu-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, and then make a trip to Nara National Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nara vacation planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Kyoto in May, Nara is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Horyu-ji Temple, Hase-dera Temple
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Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum

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.
Bring the kids along to Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park and Kids Plaza Osaka. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koyasan Okunoin and Harukas 300 Observation Deck. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka online trip builder.

You can take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nara in June, Osaka is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Koyasan Okunoin, Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kids Plaza Osaka ©
Kids Plaza Osaka
Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park ©
Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park

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