15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Cairo
+2
Fly + subway + train:  19​h 45​min
1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Kita
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Yokohama
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Kamakura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Nikko
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Cairo


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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 13th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, then pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, and then head off the coast to Miyajima. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, then don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima sightseeing site .

Cairo, Egypt to Hiroshima is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Hiroshima is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in September: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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, parks, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and take a stroll through Gion.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

2
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then take a stroll through Dotonbori, and finally snap pictures at Oe Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kita road trip planning site .

Getting from Kyoto to Kita by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Kita sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Yokohama Port Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal, stroll through Yamashita Park, then wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, and finally wander the streets of Minato Mirai 21.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Yokohama online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kita to Yokohama. In September in Yokohama, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal ©
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown

1
night
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, make a trip to Kamakura Komachidori, then steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura).

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamakura trip itinerary planner.

Kamakura is just a short distance from Yokohama. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yokohama in September: highs in Kamakura hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites
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Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kammangafuchi Gorge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nikko National Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Nikko itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Kamakura to Nikko takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the train 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

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.
Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Nikko to Tokyo by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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