15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
2
Himeji
— 1 night
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
5
Gotemba
— 1 night
6
Tokyo
— 4 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): head off the coast to Miyajima and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, thenstep into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in September, expect Hiroshima to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan, thenexplore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and finally steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji attractions planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Himeji, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan ©
Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
Shop till you drop at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Fuuka-Kimono. Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Ryoanji Temple. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Todai-ji Temple about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and get into the urban bustle at M's KYOTO INFORMATION CENTER.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gotemba.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): cool off at Fureai Pool Tamaho, thenlook for gifts at Ebisembei-no-Sato, Gotemba, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Sunset Falls, and finally revel in the low prices at Gotemba Premium Outlets.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gotemba tour planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Gotemba in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. When traveling from Kyoto in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gotemba: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Gotemba

Shopping Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sunset Falls
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Gotemba Premium Outlets ©
Gotemba Premium Outlets

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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.
Head to Ginza and Stockplusfor plenty of shopping. Kids will appreciate attractions like Senso-ji Temple and Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Asakusa, get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tokyo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gotemba to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gotemba in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
Highlights from your plan
Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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