15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Gotemba
— 1 night
5
Tokyo
— 5 nights

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima sightseeing planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in September, expect Hiroshima to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Dotombori District and Minami (Namba) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Himeji Castle and Universal Studios Japan. Go for a jaunt from Osaka to Himeji to see Koko-en about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find out how to plan a trip to Osaka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Himeji
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

3
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.
Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kyo no Takumifor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and view the masterpieces at Nowaki.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto vacation planning website.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Gotemba.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Gotemba

Gotemba ©
Trips to Gotemba, a city at the foot of Mount Fuji, offer plenty of opportunities to admire Japan's most famous natural feature.
On the 10th (Thu), cool off at Fureai Pool Tamaho, tee off at Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course, thenlook for gifts at Ebisembei-no-Sato, Gotemba, and finally revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gotemba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Gotemba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in September, you will find days in Gotemba are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Gotemba

Shopping Theme Parks Outdoors
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Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba District and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Head to Ginza and Takeshita Streetfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo planning app.

Getting from Gotemba to Tokyo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gotemba in September, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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