14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Sapporo
— 2 nights
4
Shirakawa
— 1 night
5
Nagano
— 1 night
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights

2
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Osaka is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Osaka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect Osaka to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

3
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.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Otsu and see Jishu Shrine, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

2
nights
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
On the 28th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, see the interesting displays at Minapa, enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, thencontemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower, and finally stroll around Odori Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Former Numata Family Warehouse, thenget engrossed in the history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otaru Canal.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sapporo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Sapporo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kyoto in December, you will find days in Sapporo are colder (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shirakawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Otaru Canal
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

1
night
Shirakawa

Shirakawa ©
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Suirakuen, walk around Nanko Park, walk around Shirakawa Sekinomori Park, thenexplore the historical opulence of Komine Castle Remains, thentake an in-depth tour of Kominejo Catsle History Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myokanji Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shirakawa route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sapporo to Shirakawa. When traveling from Sapporo in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Shirakawa, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nagano.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shirakawa Sekinomori Park ©
Shirakawa Sekinomori Park
Komine Castle Remains ©
Komine Castle Remains
Myokanji Temple ©
Myokanji Temple

1
night
Nagano

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Mizuno Museum, browse the different shops at MIDORI 長野, explore the world behind art at Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Sesonin Shakado Temple, and finally visit Patio Daimon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nagano trip planning website.

Drive from Shirakawa to Nagano in 4.5 hours. December in Nagano sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagano

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mizuno Museum ©
Mizuno Museum
MIDORI 長野 ©
MIDORI 長野

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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route planning site.

You can take a train from Nagano to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Nagano - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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