15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner
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Train to Hakata, Fly to Kanazawa
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Kyoto National Museum, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Faro, Portugal to Kyoto is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Faro to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Faro in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Kyoto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping
Side Trip

Hiroshima — 2 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 16th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Kanazawa.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Kanazawa — 2 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Dolls Museum, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, and finally wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa road trip app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Kanazawa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Tokyo — 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Fly from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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.