15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Fuji
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Fuji
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
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Himeji
— 1 night
Fly

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Fuji

— 1 night
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): visit Fujikawa Parking Downline and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Fuji road trip planner.

Faro, Portugal to Fuji is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Faro to Fuji. Traveling from Faro in April, expect nights in Fuji to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Tokyo

— 4 nights
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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and walk around Ueno Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Fuji to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, then contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, and finally take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Tokyo in April, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Dotombori District in Dotombori, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and go for a walk through Gion.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Hiroshima

— 1 night

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 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

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Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

Himeji

— 1 night
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.
To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.