15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
3
Nara
— 1 night
4
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
5
Tsumagoi-mura
— 1 night
6
Shirakawa
— 1 night
7
Tokyo
— 4 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

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
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji, Nijo Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, thenstroll around Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nara trip planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Nara sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and then don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nara to Hakone-machi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Nara in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tsumagoi-mura.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Museums Nature
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

1
night
Tsumagoi-mura

Tsumagoi-mura ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): play a few rounds at Tsumagoi Kogen Golf Course, make a trip to Manza Onsen Observation Deck, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yonako Daibakufu.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tsumagoi-mura online day trip planner.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tsumagoi-mura in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Tsumagoi-mura, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Shirakawa.

Things to do in Tsumagoi-mura

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Yonako Daibakufu
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Yonako Daibakufu ©
Yonako Daibakufu

1
night
Shirakawa

Shirakawa ©
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Suirakuen, thenstroll around Shirakawa Sekinomori Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yukiwari Canyon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shirakawa day trip website.

Traveling by car from Tsumagoi-mura to Shirakawa takes 4 hours. In April in Shirakawa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Parks Nature
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Shirakawa Sekinomori Park ©
Shirakawa Sekinomori Park
Suirakuen ©
Suirakuen

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.
Bring the kids along to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, and get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shirakawa to Tokyo takes 3 hours. In April, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Shirakawa - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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