15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Osaka
— 3 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Kanazawa
— 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: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder.

Houston, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Tokyo, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in April, expect Tokyo to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe), Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Nara Park (in Nara). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, stop by Dotombori District, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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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 Ginkakuji Temple, stop by Gion, and take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kyoto driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, then examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Kyoto in April, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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