15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 1 night
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Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

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 5th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima online trip itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Hiroshima is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April, with highs in Hiroshima at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Himeji

— 1 night
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 7th (Wed): make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then stroll around Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Himeji holiday tool.

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 April, daytime highs in Himeji are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Osaka

— 2 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Mint Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, then see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then take a stroll through Dotombori District, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary app.

Getting from Himeji to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, make a trip to Omicho Market, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kanazawa, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

Tokyo

— 3 nights
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: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Odaiba District, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo attractions tool.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, Tokyo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Ishigaki

— 1 night
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki visit planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Ishigaki by flight takes about 5 hours. In April, Ishigaki is a bit warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.