15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: St. Croix
Fly:  25​h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: St. Croix

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Senso-ji Temple and Odaiba. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip app .

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to Tokyo is an approximately 25-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Croix to Tokyo is 13 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from St. Croix in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

3
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Fuji and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Numazu to see Numazu Alps Mountains about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Momiji Tunnel, and tee off at Fuji Classic.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Numazu Alps Mountains, Mount Fuji, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park ©
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

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.
Get outdoors at Nara Park and Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Yamashirocho Shinrin Park (in Kizugawa). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, look for gifts at Fuuka-Kimono, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel planner .

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Yamashirocho Shinrin Park
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and then head off the coast to Miyajima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Paddle Park, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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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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