15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly + Bus:  10 h
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Himeji
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore

2
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 7th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine and then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Hiroshima tour itinerary planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Hiroshima to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then go for a walk through Himeji Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, and then relax in the rural setting at Sato Fruit Kobo.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Himeji trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Himeji sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mt. Takamikura, Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Sato Fruit Kobo
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Jishu Shrine (in Otsu) and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto holiday site.

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trips

Osaka, Jishu Shrine, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

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 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, make a trip to Omicho Market, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally make a trip to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Dolls Museum, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, make a trip to Tsuzumi Gate, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa sightseeing planning app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ishikawa Jumoku Park
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo journey planner.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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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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