15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Himeji
— 1 night
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights

4
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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, make a trip to Omicho Market, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, then see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then walk around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa online trip builder.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tokyo in April since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District. Keep things going the next day: walk around Shukugawa Park and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shukugawa Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
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 (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and then go for a walk through Otokoyama Haisuiike Park.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in April, plan for little chillier days in Himeji, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and then appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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