15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h
2
Himeji
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​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.
On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland, then get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary app.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time 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'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Himeji.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Awaji (Awaji Highway Oasis & Awaji Hanasajiki). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, don't miss a visit to Otemae Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagoyama Reien Busharito, and hike along Mt Shosha hiking.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Himeji in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Awaji
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Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Mt Shosha hiking ©
Mt Shosha hiking
Awaji Highway Oasis ©
Awaji Highway Oasis

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 17th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and finally kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Konohana (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and get outside with Fuuka-Kimono.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Fuuka-Kimono ©
Fuuka-Kimono
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then take a stroll through Akihabara, then stroll around Ueno Park, and finally make a trip to Hachiko.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo route planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Ikspiari ©
Ikspiari

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