15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Calgary
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Osaka
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Calgary

3
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary site.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Calgary to Tokyo. In February, Tokyo is warmer than Calgary - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in February: highs in Kanazawa hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of flight and train from Kanazawa to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in February, you will find days in Hiroshima are somewhat warmer (11°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
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 Jishu Shrine (in Otsu), Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more) and Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and wander the streets of Dotombori.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In February in Osaka, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Himeji, Jishu Shrine
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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