15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
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Hatsukaichi
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Takeshita Street. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and stop by Kimono Me.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo sightseeing website.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
On the 2nd (Thu), fly down the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area and then identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take a memorable drive along Shiga Kusatsu Kogen Route and then fly down the slopes at Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yamanouchi-machi trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Yamanouchi-machi hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area

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Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Fuji and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Gotemba to see Gotemba Premium Outlets about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, admire the sheer force of Haha no Shirataki Waterfall, and explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fujikawaguchiko-machi travel planning site.

Drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in April, expect nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

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Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
On the 7th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Misen Wild Woods and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Misen. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, head off the coast to Miyajima, and then look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Hatsukaichi day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Hatsukaichi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, you will find days in Hatsukaichi are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen

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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.
Head to Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping Districtfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Nara Park and Rokuen. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Daimaru Museum Umeda in Osaka, approximately Osaka away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Hatsukaichi to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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