15 days in Japan, Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

15 days in Japan, Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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15 days in Japan, Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Start: Taipei, Taiwan
1
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 day
2
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 2 nights
3
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 day
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
6
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Nara, Japan
— 1 night
8
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Taipei, Taiwan

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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Taipei trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport. July in Taipei sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C at night. You will leave for Kaohsiung on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Cijin Island has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Pier-2 Art Centre and then examine the collection at Chimei Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): head off the coast to Cijin Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kaohsiung road trip planning website .

Take a train from Taipei to Kaohsiung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chimei Museum
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island

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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). See some other sides of Taipei: hunt for treasures at Shilin Nightmarket, stop by Guangfangyuan, let little ones run wild at Beauty Works Tokyo, and wander the streets of Ximending.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Yeh Liu Geo Park, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Shilin Nightmarket
Shilin Nightmarket

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Taipei to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Tokyo is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Taipei in July: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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nights
Osaka, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and then make a trip to Kuromon Market. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Dotonbori and then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Osaka road trip app .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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Kyoto, Japan

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.
On the 30th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto attractions planner .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Nara, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Nara online travel route builder .

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. In August in Nara, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji and then take a stroll through Odaiba.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo tour itinerary app .

You can take a train from Nara to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Nara in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Tokyo. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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