15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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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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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ishigaki
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 27th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Miyajima and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Hiroshima to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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 29th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, make a trip to Himeji Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Himeji online attractions planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

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Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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 3rd (Wed): make a trip to Omicho Market, then steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, then walk around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip maker site.

Drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks

Tokyo

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Akihabara, and take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum.

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You can fly from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ishigaki

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see what's hidden on the seafloor at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Ishigaki takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in November: highs in Ishigaki hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.