14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly + Train:  23​h 45​min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
3
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

3
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto tour itinerary planner .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Kyoto is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Juan to Kyoto. Traveling from San Juan in May, expect Kyoto to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jishu Shrine, Universal Studios Japan
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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 30th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, then pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

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Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. May in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

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
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu, about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo travel tool .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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