15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
2
Nara
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Fuji
— 1 night
5
Nikko
— 2 nights
6
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.
On the 1st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, then appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally stroll through Miyajima.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima online trip builder.

London, UK to Hiroshima is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Nara.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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

2
nights
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 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden, then see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Todaiji Keidaicho. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Miwa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. November in Nara sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Mount Miwa
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
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, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

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Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Fuji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:
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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 Yusui Park, walk around Taketori Park, take some stellar pictures from Imamiya Tea Plantation, admire the sheer force of Odana Falls, then pause for some photo ops at Birthplace of Paper Production Monument, and finally make a trip to Sakuraebi no Temmpiboshi.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fuji trip planning tool.

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

Things to do in Fuji

Parks · Nature
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Yusui Park ©
Yusui Park
Fuji no Kuni Tagonoura Minato Park ©
Fuji no Kuni Tagonoura Minato Park
Taketori Park ©
Taketori 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, contemplate the long history of Yomeimon (Main Gate), and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nikko National Park. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Kammangafuchi Gorge, take in the views from Shinkyo Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Kegon Falls, then stroll through Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nikko day trip planning site.

You can drive from Fuji to Nikko in 4 hours. Traveling from Fuji in November, expect nights in Nikko to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough 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: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning website.

Drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nikko in November, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time 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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