15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Tokyo Central Railway Station. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba District and Ginza. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, step into the grandiose world of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Vienna, Austria to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vienna to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Kyoto.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Osaka Castle for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's still lots to do: stop by Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Himeji.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
On the 29th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and then go for a walk through Himeji Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji road trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Himeji, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.
Historic Sites · Parks
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Hiroshima — 4 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Miyajima and Atomic Bomb Dome. Your inner history buff will appreciate Itsukushima Shrine and Senjokaku. Take a break from Hiroshima with a short trip to Daishoin Temple in Hatsukaichi, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima travel route website.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Japan travel guide

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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.