14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Dunedin

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Lake Kawaguchi in Fujikawaguchiko-machi--about 2h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday planner.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Lake Kawaguchi
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima holiday maker app.

Getting from Tokyo to Hiroshima by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji, Nijo Castle, &more) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Kofuku-ji Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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