15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 1 night
4
Nara
— 1 night
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
6
Himeji
— 1 night
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
8
Miyakojima
— 2 nights

2
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Odaiba District. Museum-lovers will appreciate Edo-Tokyo Museum and The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ginza, explore the world behind art at Suntory Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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Glasgow, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Glasgow to Tokyo. When traveling from Glasgow in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 15th (Sun), head outdoors with Toi Beach, thenexplore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and then take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi travel route planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in September: highs in Hakone-machi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Toi Beach, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum ©
Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum

1
night
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 17th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, thenwander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Osaka in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in September, you will find days in Osaka are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Byodoin, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Todai-ji Temple, thenidentify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nara trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Osaka to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Byodoin
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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.
On the 19th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, thentake an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and finally contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take a stroll through Gion.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Nara in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kyoto, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
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 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, thengo for a walk through Himeji Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ryumonji Temple, and finally head outdoors with Shimmaiko Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Himeji online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shimmaiko Beach, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Ryumonji Temple ©
Ryumonji Temple

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 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, don't miss a visit to Miyajima, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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

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nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 24th (Tue), head outdoors with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, head outdoors with Tomori Imugya Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima road trip app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Miyakojima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in September, things will get a bit warmer in Miyakojima: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach
Tomori Imugya Beach ©
Tomori Imugya Beach

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