15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Takayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Dubai

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kakuonji Temple, take a stroll through Sunamachi Ginza Shopping Street, then walk around Kitanomaru Park, then wander the streets of Tennozu Isle, and finally visit Kitashinagawa Shopping Street. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, then take a stroll through Sugamo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo route maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 5 hours. In February, Tokyo is colder than Dubai - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, Kakuonji Temple
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Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center ©
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine ©
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine
Kitanomaru Park ©
Kitanomaru Park

3
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Hikaru Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Harada Sake Brewery, then see the interesting displays at Lion Dance Ceremony Exhibition Hall (Shishi-Kaikan), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soyuji Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hida Ichinomiya Mizunashi Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kusakabe Folk Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Shirakabe Dozogai, then get outside with Ryokufu Resort Hida Nagareha, and finally examine the collection at Mukashibanashi no Sato.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Takayama trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Tokyo to Takayama in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Takayama, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Hida
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Soyuji Temple ©
Soyuji Temple
Kusakabe Folk Museum ©
Kusakabe Folk Museum
Shirakabe Dozogai ©
Shirakabe Dozogai

1
night
Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 1st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Saiku Histrical Museum, contemplate the long history of Saiku Heian no Mori, take an in-depth tour of Itsukinomiya Hall for Historical Experience, contemplate the long history of Furuichi Kaido, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naiku Kaguraden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanoiwaya.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ise trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Takayama to Ise in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Takayama in March since evenings lows in Ise dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Meiwa-cho
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Saiku Histrical Museum ©
Saiku Histrical Museum

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jojakkoji Temple and Kurama-dera. Popular historic sites such as Myoshinji Temple and Kyoto Gyoen National Garden are in your itinerary. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Sai Shrine (in Sakurai), Joruri Temple (in Kizugawa) and Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura (in Nantan). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashihara Jingu, steep yourself in history at Honen-in, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Yasakanoto.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Ise to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ise in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kyoto, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), Nishinomiya Shrine, Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura, Joruri Temple
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Kyoto Gyoen National Garden ©
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden
Kurama-dera ©
Kurama-dera
Gio-ji Temple ©
Gio-ji Temple

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Samukawa Shrine and Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Izusan Jinja Shrine and Oyama Afuri Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory (in Tsurumi) and Kasamori-ji Temple (in Chonan-machi). Enjoy Tokyo some more: don't miss a visit to Taishakuten-Sando, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryusen-ji Temple (Meguro Fudoson), visit Ryogoku, and take a stroll through Takadanobaba.

For where to stay, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory, Izusan Jinja Shrine, Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi, Samukawa Shrine, Oyama Afuri Shrine
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Samukawa Shrine ©
Samukawa Shrine
Izusan Jinja Shrine ©
Izusan Jinja Shrine
Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory ©
Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory

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