15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
Fly
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Miyajima and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima online trip itinerary maker.

Ahmedabad, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Hiroshima is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ahmedabad in April, expect Hiroshima to be colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and then contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Himeji online road trip planner.

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, then make a trip to Omicho Market, and finally wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa day trip planning app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Kyoto in April, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Tokyo

— 5 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo online travel planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Tokyo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Kanazawa in April, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.