14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
3
Nara
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
5
Kanazawa
— 1 night
6
Nikko
— 2 nights
7
Tokyo
— 3 nights

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.
On the 25th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, thenstep off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip maker tool.

Ubud, Indonesia to Hiroshima is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Ubud to Hiroshima, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Hiroshima is slightly colder than Ubud - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

2
nights
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 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

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 29th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, thenexamine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Nara sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jojakkoji Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online day trip planner.

You can drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 1st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, thenmake a trip to Omicho Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): go for a walk through Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nikko National Park. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Kammangafuchi Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, take in the dramatic scenery at Kegon Falls, thensteep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikko Tosho-gu, and finally contemplate the long history of Yomeimon (Main Gate).

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nikko trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Nikko in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Kanazawa in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Nikko. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nikko National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, and then discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, thentake in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, thenadmire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally have some family-friendly fun at owlcafe akibafukurou.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nikko to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nikko in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
owlcafe akibafukurou ©
owlcafe akibafukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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