15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kumano
— 1 day
2
Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
5
Nagano
— 2 nights
6
Nikko
— 1 night
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights

1
day
Kumano

Kumano ©
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daiuma Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ubuta Shrine, make a trip to Ruins of Akagi Castle, make a trip to Maruyama Senmai Rice Field, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanano Iwaya Caves, and finally go for a walk through Shishiiwa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kumano trip itinerary website.

Kelowna, Canada to Kumano is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 17 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Kumano

Historic Sites
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Ubuta Shrine ©
Ubuta Shrine

1
night
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
On the 19th (Tue), admire the striking features of Art House Project, pause for some photo ops at Haruyo Horiuchi Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Shrine, don't miss a visit to Subaru Ishikawa Art Series, then step off the mainland to explore Naoshima, and finally visit Naoshima Bath.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Naoshima-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Kumano to Naoshima-cho in 7 hours. Traveling from Kumano in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Naoshima-cho, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Naoshima ©
Naoshima
Art House Project ©
Art House Project
Naoshima Bath ©
Naoshima Bath

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night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 20th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Naoshima-cho to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites
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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

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, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Osaka Castle
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Tsubakuro, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saishoin Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mizuno Museum, then fly down the slopes at Iizuna Kogen Ski Area, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nagano journey maker website.

Getting from Kyoto to Nagano by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, subway, and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in March: highs in Nagano hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Nikko.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mt. Tsubakuro, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Mt. Tsubakuro ©
Mt. Tsubakuro
Iizuna Kogen Ski Area ©
Iizuna Kogen Ski Area

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night
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, contemplate the long history of Yomeimon (Main Gate), and then explore the striking landscape of Nikko National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Nikko using our trip planner.

Getting from Nagano to Nikko by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Nagano in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nikko, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nikko National Park
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Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Yomeimon (Main Gate) ©
Yomeimon (Main Gate)

3
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planner.

You can drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nikko in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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