15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 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.
Head to Ginza and Takeshita Streetfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Senso-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Odaiba District, make a trip to Tokyo National Museum, take a stroll through Asakusa, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Tokyo is 5 hours. When traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kōtoku-in
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Get outdoors at Mount Fuji and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Kenshin Falls (in Hayakawa-cho) and Susono Fishing Park (in Susono). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi and take in the dramatic scenery at Haha no Shirataki Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi tour planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in August, plan for slightly colder days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenshin Falls, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mount Fuji, Susono Fishing Park
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Dotombori District. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple) and Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning tool.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and finally kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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