14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Houston
Fly + Train:  18 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  18 h 30 min
End: Houston


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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, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, wander the streets of Odaiba, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool.

Houston, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Houston to Tokyo, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in December, with highs in Tokyo at 54°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
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 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Jishu Shrine (in Otsu) and Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Jishu Shrine
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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
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more) and Ishikawa Jumoku Park (in Hakusan). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri.

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

You can take a train from Osaka to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Ishikawa Jumoku Park
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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