15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route planner
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Fly
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Nara
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Fukuoka
— 5 nights
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Tokyo — 2 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Ginza, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo journey maker site.

Oklahoma City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Oklahoma City to Tokyo. Traveling from Oklahoma City in July, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit cooler (87°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji and then wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.
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Nara — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then admire the natural beauty at Manyo Botanical Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Japan Tour Adventure in Nara.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nara driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Osaka.
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Osaka — 2 nights

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.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

Drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Fukuoka.
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Fukuoka — 5 nights

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Dazaifu (Komyozen-ji Temple, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, &more) and Kumamoto (Sakuranobaba Johsaien & Kumamoto Castle). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, go for a walk through Fukuoka Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Osaka to Fukuoka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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