15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Fukuoka
— 1 night

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tokyo Disneyland. Senso-ji Temple and Tokyo Central Railway Station will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Akihabara. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and stroll around Ueno Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Tokyo to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
4.4
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Neighborhood
Akihabara
3.9

1
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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 5th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, take in the exciting artwork at Kutaniyaki Kaburaki, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa travel planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Tokyo in April, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip

4
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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.
Let the collections at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Kyoto International Manga Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, cast your line with Hero Tour Japan, and shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning site.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Must see
Nijo Castle
4.3

3
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dotombori District and Osaka Castle. Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Nara National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Namban Culture Center and explore the galleries of Mint Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Osaka road trip planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0

1
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

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 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hiroshima, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
4.7

1
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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Nokonoshima Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, get engrossed in the history at Fukuoka City Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fukuoka day trip app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Hakatamachiya Furusatokan
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Religious Site
Kushida Shrine
4.1

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