15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Warrnambool
fly:  10 h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  34 h
End: Warrnambool

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, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Warrnambool, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 31- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Warrnambool to Tokyo. In December in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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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.
On the 8th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, then make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Kanazawa, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Osaka to see Universal Studios Japan about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, stop by Arashiyama, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip site.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and finally make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Himeji holiday planning app.

Getting from Kyoto to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Takamikura
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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.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, then get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

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