14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 5 nights

2
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 Disneyland in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Akihabara, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker tool.

Quito, Ecuador to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Quito to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Quito in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): head outdoors with Gongenmori Beach, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at MIKOTO Tea House, visit Higashichaya Old Town, sample the tasty concoctions at Yachiya Sake Brewery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, then contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa driving holiday website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gongenmori Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Miyajima, and finally contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip planning app.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

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
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyoto online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Himeji
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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