15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
Train
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Osaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nagasaki
— 2 nights
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Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Chubu Centrair International Airport, Drive to Hashima
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Hashima
— 1 night
Drive
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train
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Nagoya
— 3 nights
Train

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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.
Yudanaka Station Tourist Information Center has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Yudanaka Station Tourist Information Center.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday app.

If you are flying in from Slovakia, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.
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Tokyo Tower ©
Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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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.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): wander the streets of Dotombori District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Senko-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Osaka online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Osaka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Osaka Castle ©
Castle
Osaka Castle
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Dotombori District ©
Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji and then visit Arashiyama.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker app.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Arashiyama ©
Neighborhood
Arashiyama
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Nagasaki

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
On the 10th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Glover Garden, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and finally take in the views from Megane Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Dejima, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Hongouchi, and then step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Kyoto to Nagasaki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Nagasaki, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Hashima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Glover Garden ©
Garden
Glover Garden
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Hashima

Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ogaki Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hongakuji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiyobo Inari Shrine, and finally appreciate the history behind Sakichidaibutsu.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hashima trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nagasaki to Hashima. In December, Hashima is a bit cooler than Nagasaki - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hashima

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Chiyobo Inari Shrine ©
Religious Site
Chiyobo Inari Shrine
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Hongakuji Temple ©
Religious Site
Hongakuji Temple
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Ogaki Castle ©
Castle
Ogaki Castle
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Hiroshima

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 13th (Fri), head off the coast to Miyajima, then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hashima to Hiroshima takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Hashima in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hiroshima: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Itsukushima Shrine ©
World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
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Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
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Nagoya

Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: Inuyama Castle (in Inuyama) and Ise (Ise Shrine Geku, Ise Grand Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Nagoya Castle, engage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, and see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagoya online travel route builder.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hiroshima in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Nagoya, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
Highlights from your trip
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Religious Site
Ise Grand Shrine
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Nagoya Castle ©
Castle
Nagoya Castle
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