15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Calgary
Fly:  19 h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Nara
— 1 day
Train:  4 h
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Calgary

3
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've added Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo Cruise (Sumida River), Pallete Town Big Ferris Wheel, and other attractions to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, make a trip to Meiji Shrine Imperial Garden, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, then shop like a local with Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, and finally walk around Yoyogi Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo route planner.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Calgary to Tokyo, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in October, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are much hotter (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Museums Parks
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari ©
Odaiba Tokyo Oedo-Onsen Monogatari
teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless

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 added Arashiyama Tsusen, Sagano Romantic Train, Monkey Park Iwatayama, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): meet the residents at Monkey Park Iwatayama, then take a tour by water with Arashiyama Tsusen, and then get interesting insight from Sagano Romantic Train. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, stop by Pontocho District, wander the streets of Gion, then don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, then contemplate the long history of Yasaka Shrine, and finally steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple

1
night
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 Machiya Street, Mt. Misen, Shishiiwa Tenbodai, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, don't miss a visit to Machiya Street, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, appreciate the history behind Ground Zero, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally don't miss a visit to Okonomimura. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Miyajima, don't miss a visit to Miyajima Sambashimae Park, then walk around Momijidani Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Shishiiwa Tenbodai, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Misen.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip planning website.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dotombori District, Kuromon Market, Minami (Namba), and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Dotombori Glico Sign, don't miss a visit to Tempozan Harbor Village, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then get a new perspective on things with La Santa Maria, then browse the different shops at Tempozan Market Place, and finally don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yoshikien as well as Todai-ji Temple. On the 1st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, then see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and finally admire the natural beauty at Yoshikien.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nara trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Another option is to drive. November in Nara sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Asakusa Kagekijo, Ueno Park, Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), and other attractions to your itinerary. See even more of Tokyo: get outside with Asakusa Kimono Rental Yae.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nara to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Forest Adventure Mishima Skywalk, Tokyo DisneySea, Yokohama Cosmo World
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart ©
Street Kart Tour Akihabara #1 by Go-Kart

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