15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
train:  30​min
2
Saitama
— 2 nights
3
Chiba
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Tokyo

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isetan Shinjuku Store. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kencho-ji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Engaku-ji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Sankeien Gardens (in Naka), Samukawa Shrine (in Samukawa-machi) and Kamakura (Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing), & more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takao, don't miss a visit to Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gotokuji Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozomon.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In March in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Saitama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Katori, Naritasan Omote Sando, Enoshima Island
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

2
nights
Saitama

Saitama ©
Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Jigan-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hikawa Shrine, then get engrossed in the history at The Railway Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heirin-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Japan Mint Saitama Museum, see the interesting displays at Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore, then wander the streets of Omiya Bonsai Village, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iwatsuki Daishi Mirokumitsu-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saitama Prefecture Gokoku Shrine.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saitama online sightseeing planner .

Saitama is just a short distance from Tokyo. In April in Saitama, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Chiba.

Things to do in Saitama

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Heirin-ji Temple
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Hikawa Shrine ©
Hikawa Shrine
The Railway Museum ©
The Railway Museum

2
nights
Chiba

Chiba ©
Developing quickly with new homes and shopping malls cropping up each year, the city of Chiba no doubt benefits from its proximity to the capital--many even consider it a Tokyo suburb.
On the 8th (Wed), browse the different shops at Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari, then browse the different shops at Aeon Mall Makuhari Shintoshin, and then browse the different shops at Umihotaru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Towatari Shrine, then get to know the fascinating history of Izumi Nature Park Natural Boadwalk, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasamori-ji Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chiba online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Saitama to Chiba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Saitama in April, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Chiba: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Chiba

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kasamori-ji Temple, Umihotaru
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Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari ©
Mitsui Outlet Park Makuhari
Kasamori-ji Temple ©
Kasamori-ji Temple
Umihotaru ©
Umihotaru

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isetan Shinjuku Store. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Chiba to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and subway. When traveling from Chiba in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 67°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Isetan Shinjuku Store
Isetan Shinjuku Store

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.
You've now added The Bamboo Forest Trail to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through The Bamboo Forest Trail, then contemplate the long history of Ninna-ji Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gio-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Wakakusa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodaiji Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nara, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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