15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Beppu
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 3 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 Disneyland in Maihama--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planner.

Vienna, Austria to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Vienna in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Osaka

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Osaka road trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Beppu.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Beppu

— 2 nights
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, don't miss a visit to Oniishibozu Jigoku, take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kamado Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and finally identify plant and animal life at Oniyama Jigoku.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Beppu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Beppu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Osaka, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Beppu, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

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 9th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online tour planner.

You can take a train from Beppu to Hiroshima in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Explore Tokyo further: stroll around Ueno Park, admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, don't miss a visit to Takeshita Street, and see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Tokyo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.