15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Himeji
— 1 night
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
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 see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Himeji holiday planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Himeji is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Himeji. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Otemae Street ©
Otemae Street

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thendon't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Miyajima.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima day trip tool.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

5
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the world behind art at Kyoto National Museum, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Meiji Jingu Shrine and Tokyo Tower. Have a day of magic on the 30th (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online day trip planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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