14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
2
Ito
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Izu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Numazu
— 1 night
Train
5
Hamamatsu
— 1 night
Train
6
Osaka
— 3 nights
Train
7
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Singapore

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Tokyo

— 2 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kōtoku-in and Enoshima Sea Candle. Visiting Enoshima Island and Shichirigahama Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Zushi Beach (in Zushi), Hase-dera Temple (in Kamakura) and Fujisawa (Enoshima Iwaya Caves & Enoshima Benten Bridge).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo online tour itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Ito.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ito

— 2 nights
Not too far from the capital, Ito has developed a reputation as a resort town, with a fair portion of its area lying within a national park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jogasaki Coast. On the 12th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Omuro, and then explore the striking landscape at Jogasaki Coast. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Izu Shaboten Zoo, then kick back and relax at Atami Sun Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinomiya Shrine.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ito online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Ito in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tokyo in December since evenings lows in Ito dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Izu.

Things to do in Ito

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Izu

— 1 night
Izu sits in the center of the mountainous Izu Peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, stroll through Wasabi Fields of Ikadaba, contemplate the long history of Mt. Amagi Tunnel (Former Amagi Tunnel), then see the interesting displays at Joren Falls Museum, then admire the sheer force of Joren Waterfall, and finally steep yourself in history at Shuzen-ji Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Izu trip planner.

Izu is just a stone's throw from Ito. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Numazu.

Things to do in Izu

Parks · Nature · Baths · Spas

Numazu

— 1 night
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
On the 15th (Sun), kick back and relax at Mihamasaki Cape, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mishima Taisha, and then take in the waterfront activity at Numazu Port.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Numazu itinerary website.

Numazu is just a stone's throw from Izu. December in Numazu sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Hamamatsu.

Things to do in Numazu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Hamamatsu

— 1 night

City of Music

An important industrial hub with a sizable immigrant population from South America, Hamamatsu has developed a taste for international cuisine and arts.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Hamamatsu Castle Tower Gate, then get engrossed in the history at Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments, and then brush up on your military savvy at Hamamatsu Air Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hamamatsu travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Numazu to Hamamatsu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Numazu in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Hamamatsu, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Hamamatsu

Museums · Historic Sites

Osaka

— 3 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shori-ji Temple and Niutsuhime Shrine. Get some historical perspective at Kinpusenji Temple and Yoshino Mikumari Shrine. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Koyasan Station (in Koya-cho), Yoshino-cho (Mt. Yoshino & Yoshimizu Shrine) and Hirohashibairin (in Shimoichi-cho). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Negoro-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Hamamatsu to Osaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Osaka when traveling from Hamamatsu in December, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Miyajima, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ogonzan and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima tour builder.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.