15 days in Japan Itinerary

15 days in Japan Itinerary

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15 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Himeji
— 1 day
train:  1​h
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Nagasaki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

1
day
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, then go for a walk through Himeji Castle, and finally make a trip to Otemae Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Himeji trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Himeji is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Kuwait City in June: highs in Himeji hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, contemplate the long history of Nagasaki Peace Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally snap pictures at Megane Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

2
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, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planning site .

Getting from Nagasaki to Tokyo by combination of train, taxi, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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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.
On the 30th (Sat), make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanazawa Castle Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, make a trip to Omicho Market, then steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo-jo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

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You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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