15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
bus + train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Juyobunkazai Ekawatei, go for a stroll along the water at Numazu Port, and then contemplate the long history of Numazu Imperial Villa Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium, make a trip to Nirayama Reverberatory Furnaces, then walk around Izunokuni Panorama Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Shuzen-ji Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hakone-machi trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hakone-machi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Hakone-machi reach 13°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Izunokuni, Numazu, Shuzen-ji Temple
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Numazu Port ©
Numazu Port
Shuzen-ji Temple ©
Shuzen-ji Temple
Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium ©
Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Nomizo Falls (in Kimitsu), Kamogawa Sea World (in Kamogawa) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, & more). There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Enoshima Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Fujisawa, Kamogawa Sea World, Nomizo Falls
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Kamogawa Sea World ©
Kamogawa Sea World
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Natadera Temple, wander the streets of Teramachi District, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, then look for gifts at Amanatto Kawamura, and finally make a trip to Nishi Tea House Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fudosonkorin Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijoji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Togashi Rose Garden, then take a stroll through Gokayama, and finally don't miss a visit to Suganuma Gassho Community.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nanto, Natadera Temple
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Ninja Temple ©
Ninja Temple
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Suganuma Gassho Community ©
Suganuma Gassho Community

3
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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Yoshino-cho (Kinbu Shrine, Mt. Yoshino, & more), Koyasan Station (in Koya-cho) and Kinokawa Service Area (in Wakayama). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Negoro-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Chokeiji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Kamuro Karukayado.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Osaka road trip planner .

Take a train from Kanazawa to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yoshino-cho, Kinokawa Service Area Outbound, Negoro-ji Temple, Koyasan Station, Chokeiji Temple
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Mt. Yoshino ©
Mt. Yoshino
Kinpusenji Temple ©
Kinpusenji Temple
Yoshimizu Shrine ©
Yoshimizu Shrine

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): walk around Tegarayama Central Park, don't miss a visit to Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square, then admire the natural beauty at Sunken Garden, Castle Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himeji City Aquarium, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashima Shrine.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Himeji trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kashima Shrine
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Sunken Garden, Castle Garden ©
Sunken Garden, Castle Garden
Kashima Shrine ©
Kashima Shrine
Tegarayama Central Park ©
Tegarayama Central Park

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii (in Suooshima-cho), Iwakuni (Kintaikyo Bridge & Iwakuni Castle) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Yamato Museum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anaba Shrine.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Iwakuni, Imabari, Kure, Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii, Mt. Misen
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Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

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