15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
+2
Fly + subway + train:  15​h
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Nara
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Gekijyo, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital Workers Monument, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima tour itinerary planner .

Bengaluru, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Bengaluru to Hiroshima, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in April, with highs in Hiroshima at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a stroll through Dotonbori and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, and finally don't miss a visit to Kuchu Teien Observatory.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka online trip maker .

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, stroll around Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, and finally examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nara holiday builder site .

Nara is very close to Osaka. In April in Nara, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

4
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and subway. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nara in April since evenings lows in Kyoto dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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