15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Casablanca
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Casablanca

4
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, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo visit site .

Casablanca, Morocco to Tokyo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Casablanca in July, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
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 (Sat): admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and finally head outdoors with Gongenmori Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, and finally take a memorable drive along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa online trip builder .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Gongenmori Beach, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Osaka Castle), Ninja-Do (in Nishinari) and Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour planner .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima holiday planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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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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