15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Shimukappu-mura
— 2 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
6
Himeji
— 1 night
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights

2
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've now added Mt. Fuji 5th Station to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tokyo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Mumbai, India to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Tokyo is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in April, things will get colder in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shimukappu-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Mt. Fuji 5th Station
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
nights
Shimukappu-mura

Shimukappu-mura ©
Unkai Terrace has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Unkai Terrace.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Shimukappu-mura trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Tokyo to Shimukappu-mura with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tokyo in April, with highs in Shimukappu-mura at 10°C and lows at 6°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Kanazawa.
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Unkai Terrace ©
Unkai Terrace

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and finally make a trip to Omicho Market.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shimukappu-mura to Kanazawa. Traveling from Shimukappu-mura in April, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

3
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, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip site.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): wander the streets of Dotombori District and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka day trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), make a trip to Shoshazan Ropeway, don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and finally don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Osaka in April: highs in Himeji hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
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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

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