14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Kochi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h
End: Portland

3
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: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip itinerary maker .

Portland, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Portland to Tokyo, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in August, Tokyo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Kochi

Kochi ©
The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
On the 6th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Kochi Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenshibuji Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Katsurahama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Tourism Event Hall Ryomaden Bakumatsu Shishi Shachu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tosa Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chikurinji Temple, then stop by Imoya Kinjiro Hidaka Honten, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Niyodo River.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Tokyo to Kochi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Kochi, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kochi

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Niyodo River, Imoya Kinjiro Hidaka Honten, Zenshibuji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Katsura Hama ©
Katsura Hama
Kochi Castle ©
Kochi Castle

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, shop like a local with Dotonbori, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kochi to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Osaka are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nara
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto holiday builder app .

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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