14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  22 h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Nagoya
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
3
Kyoto
— 7 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  22 h
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
On the 29th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kokyo Gaien National Garden. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Hozomon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, then see the interesting displays at Nihon Minkaen Japan Open Air Folk House Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Subway Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo driving holiday app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Tokyo is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Tokyo is 7 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, Nihon Minkaen Japan Open Air Folk House Museum
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Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine ©
Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

1
day
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiroyama Hachimangu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Arimatsu no Machinami, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawahara Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hiyoshi Shrine, then explore the world behind art at Furukawa Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nunoike Catholic Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagoya trip site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Nagoya, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hiyoshi Shrine
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Kawahara Shrine ©
Kawahara Shrine
Hiyoshi Shrine ©
Hiyoshi Shrine
Furukawa Art Museum ©
Furukawa Art Museum

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mimurotoji Temple and Jojakkoji Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura and Ippodo Tea Kyoto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Ishiyamadera Temple (in Otsu), Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple (in Uji) and Miho Museum (in Koka). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kurama-dera, stroll through Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, contemplate the long history of Daitoku-ji Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Myoshinji Temple.

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Traveling by train from Nagoya to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Uji, Otsu, Saimyo-ji Temple, Kaizu Osaki, Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall
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Mimurotoji Temple ©
Mimurotoji Temple
Kurama-dera ©
Kurama-dera
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden ©
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

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 8th (Sun), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Breweries Suita Brewery and then see the interesting displays at Modern Transportation Museum.

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Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

Suita
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National Museum of Ethnology ©
National Museum of Ethnology
Daimaru Museum Umeda ©
Daimaru Museum Umeda
Asahi Breweries Suita Brewery ©
Asahi Breweries Suita Brewery

1
night
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 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkoinari Shrine, get a taste of the local shopping with Monokoto Store, examine the collection at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, then see the interesting displays at Honkawa Peace Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Spas Museums Historic Sites
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Kinkoinari Shrine ©
Kinkoinari Shrine

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