14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Yangon (Rangoon)
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h
1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Yangon (Rangoon)

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima online itinerary builder .

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Hiroshima is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Myanmar Time (MMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
On the 21st (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Himeji tour planner .

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Himeji, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Takamikura
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana) and Osaka (Osaka Castle & Dotonbori). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rakusai Chikurin Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner .

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland, and stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Tokyo travel route planning app .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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