15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
2
Himeji
— 1 night
3
Nara
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
5
Fuji
— 1 night
6
Nikko
— 2 nights
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Miyajima, examine the collection at Honkawa Peace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

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London, UK to Hiroshima is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Hiroshima, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Hiroshima at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima
Miyajima

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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 3rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Himeji CityMuseum of Art, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Himeji are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Himeji CityMuseum of Art ©
Himeji CityMuseum of Art

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, then examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nara road trip planning app.

Drive from Himeji to Nara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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 in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto itinerary app.

You can drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Fuji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): walk around Fuji no Kuni Tagonoura Minato Park, admire the natural beauty at Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fujirokushosengen Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of Mt.Fuji and Princess Kaguya museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Gakutetsu Plaza.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fuji trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Fuji takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in November, Fuji is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Nikko.

Things to do in Fuji

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
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Fuji no Kuni Tagonoura Minato Park ©
Fuji no Kuni Tagonoura Minato Park
Fujirokushosengen Shrine ©
Fujirokushosengen Shrine
Central Park ©
Central Park

2
nights
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 10th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, then contemplate the long history of Yomeimon (Main Gate), and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nikko National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Kegon Falls, then go for a walk through Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, then snap pictures at Shinkyo Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Nikko trip planner.

You can drive from Fuji to Nikko in 4 hours. When traveling from Fuji in November, plan for slightly colder days in Nikko, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow 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
Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park ©

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: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online vacation 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 November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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