15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Motobu-cho
— 1 night
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights

1
night
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Okichan Theater, kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Motobu-cho trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Motobu-cho is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Motobu-cho. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Motobu-cho, with highs around °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Diamond Beach
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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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 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, stroll through Miyajima, and then head outdoors with Mikasahama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thensteep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima itinerary planner.

You can fly from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Motobu-cho in September: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

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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. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, thenmake a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, thencontemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, and finally take a memorable drive along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kanazawa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gongenmori Beach, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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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.
Have a day of magic on the 5th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planner.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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