15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  17 h
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
2
Kobe
— 2 nights
Train:  50 h
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Dublin

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Ota Memorial Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozomon, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tokyo online trip maker .

Dublin, Ireland to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Tokyo is 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in October, with highs in Tokyo at 26°C and lows at 18°C. You will leave for Kobe on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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21 21 DESIGN SIGHT ©
21 21 DESIGN SIGHT
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Kyu Iwasakitei Teien ©
Kyu Iwasakitei Teien

2
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens as well as Noevir Stadium Kobe. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see where the action happens at Noevir Stadium Kobe.

Make your Kobe itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Tokyo to Kobe by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kobe are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks
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Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens ©
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens
Noevir Stadium Kobe ©
Noevir Stadium Kobe

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.
Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then admire the natural beauty at Yoshikien, then steep yourself in history at Genkoan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Enkō-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Kobe. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Yoshikien ©
Yoshikien
Food Tours
Shinnyodo Temple ©
Shinnyodo Temple

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shomyo Waterfall and Shirayama Hime Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine) (in Katsuyama) and Yokokan Garden (in Fukui). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, explore the world behind art at Kanazawa Noh Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijoji Temple, and browse the collection at Kanazawa Umimirai Library.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shomyo Falls, Yokokan Garden, Shirayama Hime Shrine, Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine)
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Kanazawa Phonograph Museum ©
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum
Shomyo Falls ©
Shomyo Falls

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): walk around Kinchakuda Manjushage Park, walk around Mizumoto Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, then examine the collection at Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama, then kick back and relax at Futtsu Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums

Side Trips

Japan Coast Guard Museum Yokohama, Kinchakuda Manjushage Park
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Kinchakuda Manjushage Park ©
Kinchakuda Manjushage Park
Mizumoto Park ©
Mizumoto Park
Madame Tussauds Tokyo ©
Madame Tussauds Tokyo

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