15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Nagasaki
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Newark

3
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Imperial Palace, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route app.

Newark, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Newark to Tokyo. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 58°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Tours
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
night
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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 18th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, see the interesting displays at Dejima, contemplate the long history of Nagasaki Peace Park, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, thenmake a trip to Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nagasaki vacation planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Nagasaki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, thencontemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thenget engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, thenadmire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, thenexplore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Jishu Shrine (in Otsu) and Sunset Owl Cafe (in Sennichimae). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
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 25th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, thendon't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, and finally take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Wada House, thenget engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, thenget to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, and finally contemplate the long history of Nagase house.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa online trip maker.

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 37°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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