14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kamakura
— 1 night
3
Yokohama
— 1 night
4
Fukuoka
— 1 day
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
6
Kyoto
— 2 nights
7
Nara
— 1 night
8
Osaka
— 1 night

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.
You'll explore and learn at Kanda Myojin and Nezu Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum and Asakusa Shrine. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Mt. Takao (in Hachioji) and Shirako Beach (in Shirako-machi). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, enjoy breathtaking views from Observatory, Seaside Top, and see the interesting displays at Fire Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo online tour planner.

Rome, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Tokyo, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kamakura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Mt. Takao, Shirako Beach
Highlights from your plan
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

1
night
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), and finally steep yourself in history at Kencho-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Kamakura trip maker tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Kamakura by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kamakura: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Yokohama.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

1
night
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Yokohama Nature Sanctuary, examine the collection at HARA Model Railway Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kishamichi Promenade.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yokohama day trip website.

You can take a train from Kamakura to Yokohama in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Kamakura in June, expect nights in Yokohama to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yokohama Nature Sanctuary ©
Yokohama Nature Sanctuary
Kishamichi Promenade ©
Kishamichi Promenade
HARA Model Railway Museum ©
HARA Model Railway Museum

1
day
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Nanzoin, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, and then take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip planner.

Fly from Yokohama to Fukuoka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nanzoin
Highlights from your plan
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Hakozaki Shrine ©
Hakozaki Shrine
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

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 8th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Peace Flame.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima holiday builder tool.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, JMSDF Kure Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, thensteep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kifune Shrine, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kurama, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Genkoan, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto vacation builder app.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Harushika Brewery, admire the striking features of Nara National Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nara Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nara trip planner.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

1
night
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
On the 14th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, explore the galleries of Mint Museum, thenget to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka journey planner.

Getting from Nara to Osaka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Nara in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Osaka, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum

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