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
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights

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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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Ginza, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo attractions planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in August, expect nights in Tokyo to be much warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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Waho-An NATURE Tokyo ©
Waho-An NATURE Tokyo
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, then steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally make a trip to Omicho Market.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa online trip builder.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

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

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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 Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and wander the streets of Gion.

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Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kanazawa in August, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka travel route planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Osaka, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

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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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