15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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

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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, take a stroll through Odaiba District, visit Akihabara, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip builder.

Oslo, Norway to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Oslo to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

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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 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, then see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kanazawa, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a stroll through Tobita Shinchi, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Osaka day trip website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
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Castle
Osaka Castle
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Neighborhood
Dotombori District
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 16th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, then pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima visit website.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
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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 18th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Himeji

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5

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