15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

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 12th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Miyajima and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima. Traveling from Singapore in May, things will get little chillier in Hiroshima: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Himeji

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Himeji online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

Kyoto

— 5 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kyoto holiday maker.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Himeji in May, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 19:

Kanazawa

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Kenrokuen Yamazakiyama, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, then don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

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Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Tokyo

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo attractions planner.

You can fly from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.