15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and Chidorigafuchi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ueno District and Nezu Shrine. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Meguro River, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo road trip website.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo. Traveling from London in April, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Waho-An NATURE Tokyo ©
Waho-An NATURE Tokyo
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Yanaka District ©
Yanaka District

5
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka. Step off the beaten path and head to Kennin-ji Temple and Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kyoto Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Spas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, stroll around Kemasakuranomiya Park, then shop like a local with Dotombori District, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hōzen-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yoshikien, admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Isuien Garden ©
Isuien Garden
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Peace Flame, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima journey planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Peace Flame ©
Peace Flame
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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