14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
bus + train:  4​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Tokyo. When traveling from Manchester in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland, then take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip builder app .

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in February, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Fuji-Q Highland
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Omicho Market, make a trip to Higashichaya Old Town, contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip tool .

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kanazawa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip maker .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, and finally steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

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

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Himeji sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mt. Takamikura, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima visit planning site .

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

2
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
On the 3rd (Tue), head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Hiroshima in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Ishigaki, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 21°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Historic Sites Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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