15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  13​h
1
Fukuoka
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Okayama
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Osaka
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Jakarta

4
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, Hanaokayama Park, Mt. Inasa, and other attractions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Kumamoto Castle (in Kumamoto), Nagasaki (Glover Garden & Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum) and Dazaifu (Tenkai Inari Shrine & Dazaifu Tenman-gu). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park, take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, look for gifts at Shimamoto Mentaiko Hakata Ekimae, and browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Fukuoka is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Jakarta to Fukuoka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in March: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Dazaifu
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Okayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

2
nights
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Okayama Castle, admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, make a trip to Momotaro Statue, admire the natural beauty at RSK Bara Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kibitsu Shrine, and finally experience rural life at Kibi Farm Pika Pika.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Okayama trip planner .

Getting from Hiroshima to Okayama by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hiroshima in April, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Okayama. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kurashiki
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Japanese Rural Toy Museum ©
Japanese Rural Toy Museum

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kobe Harborland, Sorakuen Garden and Himeji Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Kinkaku-ji (in Kyoto) and Sanjusangendo Temple (in Higashiyama). It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Osaka day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Okayama to Osaka in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kobe, Kyoto, Himeji Castle
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings as well as Lake Kawaguchi. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Odaiba and stroll around Ueno Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo route builder site .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Lake Kawaguchi
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Ueno Park ©
Ueno Park
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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