15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Mexico City
Fly + Train:  18 h 30 min
1
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Himeji
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Mexico City

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. Take a break from the city and head to Nara Park and Fuuka-Kimono. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Jishu Shrine (in Otsu), Dotombori (in Dotombori) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Todai-ji Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, admire the striking features of Chion-in Temple Sammon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

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

Mexico City, Mexico to Kyoto is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Kyoto is 15 hours. When traveling from Mexico City in November, plan for little chillier days in Kyoto, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Jishu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hattoji Furusatomura and Mt. Takamikura. Get a sense of the local culture at Himeji Castle and Yoneda Taishiji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) (in Kobe). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Koko-en.

Plan trip to Himeji with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Himeji, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mt. Takamikura, Hattoji Furusatomura, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): get outside with Paddle Park and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba and Tokyo National Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour builder tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

Similar Plans

17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM EGYPT October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CHILE November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Japan BY A USER FROM IRELAND December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA September, kids, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, kids Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM EGYPT December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans