15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 4 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Tokyo — 4 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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

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Tulsa, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulsa to Tokyo is 15 hours. August in Tokyo sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Osaka.
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Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Osaka — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Mt. Koya). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, stop by Dotombori District, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and make a trip to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

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Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Himeji.
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Himeji — 1 night

The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Awajihanasajiki, get answers to all your questions at Awaji Highway Oasis, and then don't miss a visit to Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and then make a trip to Otemae Street.

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Take a train from Osaka to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Osaka, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Himeji, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.
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Kyoto — 4 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Himeji in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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