15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Himeji
— 1 night
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
6
Osaka
— 2 nights

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: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday planner.

North Bay, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from North Bay to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from North Bay in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around °C, while nights are much hotter with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
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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 15th (Sat), make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, thenexplore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, thensteep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally make a trip to Omicho Market.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

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

3
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and stop by Arashiyama.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, thenexplore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Himeji trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Himeji are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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 20th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thensee the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Keep things going the next day: have fun at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience and then stroll through Miyajima.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima
Miyajima

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 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, thentake a stroll through Dotombori District, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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