15 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Nagasaki
— 1 night
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto — 3 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: Tamade no Taki (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, take in nature's colorful creations at Taizo-in, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto vacation app.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Kyoto is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Luxembourg City to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in March: highs in Kyoto hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Nagasaki.
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Nagasaki — 1 night

City of Peace

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then don't miss a visit to Glover Garden, and finally examine the collection at Dejima.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kanazawa.
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Kanazawa — 3 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, get a dose of the wild on In Kanazawa House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

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Fly from Nagasaki to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nagasaki in March, expect Kanazawa to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 4 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.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo sightseeing website.

Fly from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in March, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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