15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Nagoya
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
6
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple and then wander the streets of Odaiba. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takao, then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and then examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

You can plan Tokyo trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Barcelona, Spain to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Tokyo is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Takao
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

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 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street.

Find out how to plan Nagoya trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Tokyo to Nagoya by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Mt. Kinka
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Kinka ©
Mt. Kinka
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Kamogawa River, see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum, and then get great views at Mt. Kurama. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji and then explore the world behind art at Miho Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday maker .

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Miho Museum
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Miho Museum ©
Miho Museum
Mt. Kurama ©
Mt. Kurama

2
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.
On the 28th (Sat), take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Osaka trip builder tool .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In September, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
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 30th (Mon): catch a live event at MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima and then see the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

JMSDF Kure Museum
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Visit Asakusa Shrine and The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Edo-Tokyo Museum and Koajiro Forest. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Moroiso Shores (in Miura) and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (in Kamakura). Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. See even more of Tokyo: take a stroll through Akihabara, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, and shop like a local with Asakusa.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Miura, Tokyo Disneyland, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Koajiro Forest ©
Koajiro Forest
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Similar Plans

17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN June, kids, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO October, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM IRELAND April, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans