15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  16​h
1
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Himeji
— Few hours
train:  1​h
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Fuji
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Bristol

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Yoshikien, Nara Park, Pokemon Center Osaka, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toshodaiji Temple and Mt. Wakakusa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nigatsu-do Temple and Hozenji Yokocho.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Osaka online itinerary planner .

Bristol, UK to Osaka is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bristol to Osaka, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Tenryuji Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On the 3rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, and finally make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto route planning website .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

few
hours
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.
Koko-en Garden has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Himeji online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Himeji, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shukkei-en Garden as well as Hiroshima Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, Tokyo Character Street, Square Enix Cafe, and other attractions. There's more to do: stroll around Kokyo Gaien National Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel route planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Tokyo by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Kokyo Gaien National Garden ©
Kokyo Gaien National Garden
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

1
night
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakone Gora Tourism Information Center, Gora Station as well as Hakone Ropeway.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fuji trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Fuji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Fuji can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.
Highlights from your plan
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hedgehog Cafe HARRY Roppongi, Pokemon Center Tokyo, Nakano Broadway, and other attractions you added.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route tool .

You can take a train from Fuji to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Nakano Broadway
Nakano Broadway
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Shibuya 109 ©
Shibuya 109

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