15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fukuoka
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine and then admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka day trip tool.

Toronto, Canada to Fukuoka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. In July, Fukuoka is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

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Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida 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.
Family-friendly places like Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple & Paddle Park). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Osaka online trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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