15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Numazu
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Odaiba District and Senso-ji Temple. Museum-lovers will get to explore Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Moroiso Shores (in Miura) and Tokyo Disneyland (in Maihama). And it doesn't end there: get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, get to know the fascinating history of Fukagawa Edo Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo visit planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Tokyo reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Numazu.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

3
nights
Numazu

Numazu ©
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
Mount Fuji and The Hakone Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Otago Beach and Iwachi Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Numazu: Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba (in Izu) and Kumi Beach (in Matsuzaki-cho). The adventure continues: get outside with Ita Beach and contemplate the waterfront views at Susono Fishing Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Numazu holiday builder.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Numazu in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Numazu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Numazu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Ita Beach
Ita Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Fri), kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima road trip website.

Getting from Numazu to Hiroshima by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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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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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'll explore and learn at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. Kids will appreciate attractions like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and go for a walk through Gion.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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