15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Himeji
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Tokyo

— 3 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.
teamLab☆Planets and Kanda Myojin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Asakusa Shrine and Kitanomaru Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, see the interesting displays at Nissan Crossing, explore the world behind art at Mori Art Museum, and make a trip to KidZania Tokyo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route builder tool.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Kyoto

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, and finally stop by Ippodo Tea Kyoto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Ninna-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planning website.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Himeji

— 2 nights
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 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kakurin-ji Temple, then look for gifts at Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan, and then steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), take a stroll through Kobe Harborland, then wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Suma Aqualife Park Kobe, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Himeji journey builder website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Kyoto in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Hiroshima

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the wide array of goods at Fukuya, Hatchobori Honten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, and then take a peaceful walk through Misen Wild Woods.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima visit planner.

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Tokyo

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to teamLab☆Planets and Asakusa Shrine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Nezu Shrine. Enjoy Tokyo some more: get engrossed in the history at Kanda Myojin, explore the engaging exhibits at KidZania Tokyo, contemplate the long history of Sengaku-ji Temple, and stop by Kiddy Land Harajuku.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

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.