15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Flam
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Nagoya
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Flam

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yamazaki River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Kobegama, contemplate the long history of Inuyama Castle, thendon't miss a visit to Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, and finally explore the world behind art at Ama Shippoyaki Art Village.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Nagoya road trip planner.

Flam, Norway to Nagoya is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Flam in April, expect nights in Nagoya to be much warmer, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ama Shippoyaki Art Village, Kobegama, Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, Inuyama Castle
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Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Inuyama Castle ©
Inuyama Castle

4
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 Osaka Castle. Popular historic sites such as Kinkaku-ji and Sanjusangendo Temple are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take a stroll through Gion, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planning tool.

Getting from Nagoya to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in April: highs in Kyoto hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
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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 13th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagoyama Reien Busharito, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, thenexplore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Himeji trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Himeji sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru
Nagoyama Reien Busharito ©
Nagoyama Reien Busharito

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 14th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the next day, stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, thendon't miss a visit to Miyajima, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

4
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 Senso-ji Temple and Odaiba District. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, shop like a local with Takeshita Street, visit Ginza, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Tokyo by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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