14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Takayama
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
5
Himeji
— 1 night
Train
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Fly

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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: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, stop by Ginza, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport, Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base and Yokota Air Base. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

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Takayama

Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, visit Sanmachi Suji, then admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, then make a trip to Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and finally admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Takayama online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tokyo to Takayama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Takayama are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

3
nights
Kanazawa

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Oyama Shrine, stop by MIKOTO Tea House, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, then examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Ochaya Art Museum. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, steep yourself in history at Nagamachi Neighborhood, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, and finally explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa planning website.

Getting from Takayama to Kanazawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara), Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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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 7th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Himeji Castle Daitenshu no Shachigawara (Replica), don't miss a visit to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Himeji day trip planning app.

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Himeji sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

2
nights
Hiroshima

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine) and Momijidani Park (in Miyajima). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, and contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.