14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Kamakura
— 1 night
Fly
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
5
Himeji
— 1 night
Train
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Milan

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.

Milan, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Milan to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In June in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamakura

— 1 night

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 18th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple Kannondo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kamakura holiday site.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kamakura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for slightly colder days in Kamakura, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites

Kanazawa

— 1 night
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 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, walk around Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and finally take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kamakura to Kanazawa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Kyoto

— 4 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: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Tobita Shinchi) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Himeji

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Himeji online travel route builder.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kyoto in June, you will find days in Himeji are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 25th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Hiroshima road trip tool.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

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.