15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning app.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tokyo is 9 hours. In February, daytime highs in Tokyo are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:

Kanazawa

— 1 night
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 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Omicho Market, make a trip to Kanazawa Station, then contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take in the pleasant sights at Gion.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:

Osaka

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, take a stroll through Dotombori District, and make a trip to Tamade no Taki.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

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 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, pick up some new knowledge with SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

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Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.