14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Tower. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, view the masterpieces at Chiyoda Nyan To Naru Cafe, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo travel route tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Tokyo at 62°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
You've now added Fuji Lake Kawaguchi Koyo Festival to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in some culture at Fuji Lake Kawaguchi Koyo Festival, explore the world behind art at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Lake Kawaguchi, explore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg., thenexplore the activities along Saiko Lake, and finally make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ide Sake Brewery and then admire the masterpieces at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip builder.

Drive from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for little chillier days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, with highs around 52°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Museums Nature Parks
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Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba ©
Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba

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.
Bring the kids along to Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, get your game on at NINJA VR KYOTO, and hike along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. While traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
NINJA VR KYOTO ©
NINJA VR KYOTO
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

5
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 enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Shika no Fune Mayu, &more) and Himeji (Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, Koko-en, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotombori District, stop by Ichimonji Chuki, and examine the collection at Modern Transportation Museum.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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