15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Nagoya
— 1 night
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Fuji
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
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Kyoto

— 6 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara Park (in Nara) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Arashiyama, explore the world behind art at Kyoto National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Kyoto is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Kyoto. In November, Kyoto is a bit warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Nagoya

— 1 night
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nagoya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Nagoya

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
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Fuji

— 4 nights
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Fuji and Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach). Get some cultural insight at Mishima Taisha and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Fuji side-trips: Gotemba Premium Outlets (in Gotemba) and Kunozan Toshogu Shrine (in Shizuoka). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fuji trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Fuji takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Suntory Museum of Art, then take a spin around town with ►► Withlocals™ - Local Private Tours 🇯🇵, then get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and finally wander the streets of Ginza. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo visit website.

You can take a train from Fuji to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Fuji in November, with lows around 11°C. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wineries
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.