15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagoya
— 1 night
2
Fukuyama
— 1 night
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
4
Shimonoseki
— 1 night
5
Okayama
— 1 night
6
Himeji
— 1 night
7
Kyoto
— 2 nights
8
Maibara
— 1 night

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 8th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Centrair Sky Deck and then take in the pleasant sights at Tokoname City Pottery Footpath.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagoya tour itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Nagoya is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Nagoya, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in November, plan for colder days in Nagoya, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Fukuyama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokoname, Okazaki Castle
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Okazaki Castle ©
Okazaki Castle
Centrair Sky Deck ©
Centrair Sky Deck

1
night
Fukuyama

Fukuyama ©
A trip to Fukuyama, a riverside city known for its fragrant roses, is not complete without a visit to its main attraction, a quaint port village lined with old wooden houses and fishing boats.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tomo no Ura, step off the mainland to explore Sensui Island, and then step into the grandiose world of Fukuyama Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fukuyama trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Nagoya to Fukuyama takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In November, daily temperatures in Fukuyama can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuyama

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Sensui Island ©
Sensui Island
Tomo no Ura ©
Tomo no Ura
Fukuyama Castle ©
Fukuyama Castle

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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 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Okonomimura, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then examine the collection at JMSDF Kure Museum. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, thenhead off the coast to Miyajima, thensteep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and finally steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fukuyama to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Fukuyama in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hiroshima: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Shimonoseki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, JMSDF Kure Museum
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

1
night
Shimonoseki

Shimonoseki ©
A bustling port town noted as the site of two major battles in Japan's history, Shimonoseki also attracts gourmands as the world capital of the potentially poisonous pufferfish, or fugu--prepared only by licensed chefs and considered a delicacy.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for gifts at Kamonwharf, thenhead off the coast to Ganryujima, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Kaikyo Yume Tower, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Kaikyokan.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimonoseki holiday builder website.

Getting from Hiroshima to Shimonoseki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Shimonoseki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Okayama.

Things to do in Shimonoseki

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Kaikyokan ©
Kaikyokan
Kaikyo Yume Tower ©
Kaikyo Yume Tower
Kamonwharf ©
Kamonwharf

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night
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Inujima Seirensho Art Museum, step off the mainland to explore Inujima, and then get engrossed in the history at Inukai Bokudo Memorial Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Okayama road trip app.

You can take a train from Shimonoseki to Okayama in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Shimonoseki in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Okayama, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Okayama

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Inujima ©
Inujima
Inujima Seirensho Art Museum ©
Inujima Seirensho Art Museum

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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.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashima Shrine, buy something for everyone on your list at Piole Himeji, make a trip to Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square, thendon't miss a visit to Sunken Garden, Castle Garden, and finally walk around Tegarayama Central Park.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Himeji online travel planner.

Drive from Okayama to Himeji in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Okayama in November since evenings lows in Himeji dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kashima Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Sunken Garden, Castle Garden ©
Sunken Garden, Castle Garden
Kashima Shrine ©
Kashima Shrine
Piole Himeji ©
Piole Himeji

2
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.
To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for Maibara on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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Maibara

Maibara ©
Maibara is a city in Shiga Prefecture, Japan.As of October 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 38,473 and a population density of 150 persons per kmĀ². On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Izameno Shimizu, make a trip to Samegaijyuku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jobodai-in Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Ibuki, thenpause for some photo ops at Higashikubizuka, and finally take in the history at Sekigahara Battlefield.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Maibara trip app.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Maibara takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in November, expect nights in Maibara to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maibara

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sekigahara-cho
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Ibuki ©
Mt. Ibuki
Samegaijyuku ©
Samegaijyuku

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