15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  23 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Auckland

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.
You've added teamLab Planets TOKYO, Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo, teamLab Borderless, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine and then look for gifts at Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at teamLab Borderless and then explore the world behind art at teamLab Planets TOKYO.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip builder app .

Auckland, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Auckland to Tokyo. Traveling from Auckland in May, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Museums Fun & Games
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teamLab Borderless ©
teamLab Borderless
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Suntory Kyoto Brewery as well as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Suntory Kyoto Brewery.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Suntory Kyoto Brewery
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Suntory Kyoto Brewery ©
Suntory Kyoto Brewery

4
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 Suntory Yamazaki Distillery as well as Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary app .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In May, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Tours

Side Trips

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, Atomic Bomb Dome
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Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery ©
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start your trip to Hakone-machi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Osaka to Hakone-machi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Osaka in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 19°C at night. You will leave for Tokyo on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ishikawa Brewery as well as Tokyo Disneyland.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route builder site .

Traveling by train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. On the 28th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Ishikawa Brewery
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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