15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
3
Himeji
— 1 night
Train
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Manchester

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, visit Akihabara, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

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Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in April, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Kyoto — 5 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. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Himeji.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Side Trips
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otokoyama Haisuiike Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Himeji trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.
Historic Sites · Parks
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Hiroshima — 3 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, and then head outdoors with Paddle Park. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima route app.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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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.