15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + subway + train:  16​h 30​min
1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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: Mashike Itsukushima Shrine (in Mashike-cho), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip maker app .

Melbourne, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Mashike Itsukushima Shrine
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, then don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, then don't miss a visit to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, and finally make a trip to Otemae Street.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Himeji online route planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Himeji sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum, take a stroll through Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto tour builder website .

Getting from Himeji to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Omicho Market, steep yourself in history at Higashichaya Old Town, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, and finally walk around Kenrokuen Garden. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, admire the natural beauty at Gyokusen-Immaru Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, then steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

Discover how to plan a Kanazawa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for little chillier nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, don't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Kanazawa in April, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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