15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beppu
— 1 day
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights

1
day
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, thentake in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Beppu journey maker.

Sydney, Australia to Beppu is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Beppu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Beppu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Beppu

Outdoors Shopping Nature
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku
Onsen Resorts

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 11th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thensee the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, thensteep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally have fun at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima driving holiday tool.

Take a train from Beppu to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji (Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, Himeji Castle, &more) and Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara Park, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Nara
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka 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 Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo driving holiday app.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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