15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Train:  16 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kanazawa
— Few hours
train:  2 h
3
Kaga
— 2 nights
train:  2 h
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
5
Imabari
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
6
Onomichi
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Kobe
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
8
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Nagoya
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h
End: London

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 MARUZEN Marunouchi Honten, Ginza Itoya Hontren, Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien and Ota Memorial Museum of Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tokyo is 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kyu Iwasakitei Teien ©
Kyu Iwasakitei Teien
Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai) ©
Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai)
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

few
hours
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tsuzumi Gate, Omicho Market, Kenrokuen Garden, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Tsuzumi Gate, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally make a trip to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa day trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kaga.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Tsuzumi Gate ©
Tsuzumi Gate
Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro ©
Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro

2
nights
Kaga

Kaga ©
Lying at the foot of one of Japan's holy volcanic mountains, the charming city of Kaga draws visitors with its onsens and lovely temples.
You've now added Yamanaka Onsen to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Yamanaka Onsen.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kaga itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kaga takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Kaga can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Kaga

Spas Baths
Highlights from your plan
Yamanaka Onsen ©
Yamanaka Onsen
Yamanaka Onsen ©
Yamanaka Onsen
Yamanaka Onsen ©
Yamanaka Onsen

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.
You've added Tea Ceremony Experience En, Nijo Castle, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kaga to Kyoto takes 3 hours. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Imabari.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Classes
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Tea Ceremony Experience En ©
Tea Ceremony Experience En
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
night
Imabari

Imabari ©
The city of Imabari encompasses several islands in Japan's inland sea, and due to this strategic location it changed hands regularly during the feudal era.
Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge has been added to your itinerary.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Imabari road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Imabari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Onomichi.

Things to do in Imabari

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hakata-Oshima Bridge ©
Hakata-Oshima Bridge
Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge ©
Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge

2
nights
Onomichi

Onomichi ©
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Onomichi Motion Picture Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Onomichi online trip maker.

Take a bus from Imabari to Onomichi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Imabari in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Onomichi, with lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Kobe.

Things to do in Onomichi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fukuyama
Highlights from your plan
Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo) ©
Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo)

few
hours
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum and then examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kobe road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Onomichi to Kobe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Onomichi in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kobe, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum ©
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Castle, Minami (Namba) and Dotombori. On the 18th (Thu), wander the streets of Minami (Namba). Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then take a stroll through Dotombori, and then catch a live event at Hanshin Koshien Stadium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip maker.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kobe. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katano, Hanshin Koshien Stadium
Highlights from your plan
Tower Knives Osaka ©
Tower Knives Osaka
Hanshin Koshien Stadium ©
Hanshin Koshien Stadium
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)

1
night
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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nagoya trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Nagoya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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