14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Fly + train + bus:  13​h
1
Motobu-cho
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  7​h
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Nago Pineapple Park, then snap pictures at Kouri Ohashi, then kick back and relax at Emerald Beach, and finally make a trip to Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Motobu-cho trip itinerary planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Motobu-cho is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Motobu-cho, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, you will find days in Motobu-cho are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kouri Ohashi, Nago Pineapple Park
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Emerald Beach ©
Emerald Beach
Nago Pineapple Park ©
Nago Pineapple Park

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), see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner .

Getting from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Motobu-cho in October, expect Hiroshima to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, then find something for the whole family at Taiyo Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Ropeway.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Himeji road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Taiyo Park ©
Taiyo Park
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Japan and Monkey Park Iwatayama. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kyoto road trip planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
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 appreciate attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and pause for some photo ops at Hachiko.

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Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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