15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
3
Toyama
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Nagoya
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
8
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  11 h
End: Kuala Lumpur


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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
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 21st (Thu): make a trip to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then walk around Kenrokuen Garden, then make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Toyama.

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

1
night
Toyama

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
On the 22nd (Fri), stroll around Fugan Unga Kansui Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sotoshu Chokeiji Temple, then admire the striking features of Former Uchiyama Residence, and finally explore the world behind art at Toyama Glass Art Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Toyama travel planner.

Toyama is very close to Kanazawa. In October in Toyama, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Takayama.

Things to do in Toyama

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Fugan Unga Kansui Park ©
Fugan Unga Kansui Park

1
night
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, take an in-depth tour of Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), stop by Sanmachi Suji, admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally explore the world behind art at Furui Machinami Museum Kiyoshi Yamashita Gengaten.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Takayama tour builder tool.

Traveling by train from Toyama to Takayama takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Nagoya.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall ©
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

1
night
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 24th (Sun), make a trip to Nagoya Castle, admire the masterpieces at Tokugawa Art Museum, then examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and finally meet the residents at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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.
Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Jishu Shrine in Otsu--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Arashiyama, stop by Gion, and make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

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You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, then steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, and finally steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Himeji online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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