15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Doha
Fly:  13 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Yokohama
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Nara
— 2 nights
Drive:  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 Hama Rikyu Gardens. Step off the beaten path and head to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Hie Jinjya. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, and make a trip to Chidorigafuchi.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip maker.

Doha, Qatar to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Doha to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Doha in May, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can 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 Enoshima Island will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Yamashita Park and Hase-dera Temple. Step out of Yokohama to go to Kamakura and see Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yokohama Municipal Nogeyama Zoo, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Yokohama Zoo ''Zoorasia''.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, 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 Nanzen-ji Temple and Nagashima Spa Land. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, admire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder website.

Do a combination of subway and train from Yokohama to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nagashima Spa Land, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nagashima Spa Land ©
Nagashima Spa Land
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, thenadmire 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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, and then make a trip to Nara National Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nara vacation planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a 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 drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hase-dera Temple, Horyu-ji 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 traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka online trip builder.

You can drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. 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
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:
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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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