14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Sapporo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sendai
— 1 night
Drive
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Inawashiro-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Narita
— 1 night
Drive
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Sapporo

— 2 nights

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A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Get in touch with nature at Rusutsu Resort Ski and Maruyama Hachijuhakksho Hiking Course. For shopping fun, head to Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town or Tanukikoji Shopping Street. When in Sapporo, make a side trip to see Otaru Canal in Otaru, approximately Otaru away. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Okurayama Lookout and steep yourself in history at Sapporo Clock Tower.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to Sapporo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Ljubljana in February, things will get a bit cooler in Sapporo: highs are around -1°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trips

Sendai

— 1 night
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Rairaikyo Gorge, stop by Ota Tofu Shop, take in breathtaking views at Okunikkawa Ravine, admire the sheer force of Akiu Fall, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sendai Asaichi, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Itagaki, Asaichi.

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Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Sendai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in February: high temperatures in Sendai hover around 5°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Inawashiro-machi.

Things to do in Sendai

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Inawashiro-machi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Inawashiro Ski Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Bandai Kogen, contemplate the waterfront views at Bentennuma, then contemplate the waterfront views at Goshikinuma Lake, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Numajiri Kogen.

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Getting from Sendai to Inawashiro-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Inawashiro-machi when traveling from Sendai in February, with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Narita.

Things to do in Inawashiro-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Narita

— 1 night
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
On the 16th (Sun), tee off at Taiheiyo Club Narita Course, grab your bike and head to Imbanuma Bicycle Road, walk around Naritasan Park, contemplate the long history of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, then look for gifts at Shimoda Kouseidou, and finally steep yourself in history at Naritasan Omote Sando.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Narita trip planner.

Getting from Inawashiro-machi to Narita by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Inawashiro-machi in February, you will find days in Narita are somewhat warmer (11°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and B-side Label, Harajuku. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, shop like a local with Asakusa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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Traveling by car from Narita to Tokyo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tokyo are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Head to Dotombori District and Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotomborifor plenty of shopping. Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple & Nara Park). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll around M's KYOTO INFORMATION CENTER, hike along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Fukushima Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Castles
Fukushima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region on the island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Fukushima.HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Fukushima prefecture was part of what was known as Mutsu Province.The Shirakawa Barrier and the Nakoso Barrier were built around the 5th century to protect 'civilized Japan' from the 'barbarians' to the north. Fukushima became a Province of Mutsu after the Taika Reforms were established in 646.In 718, the provinces of Iwase and Iwaki were created, but these areas reverted to Mutsu some time between 722 and 724.The province of Fukushima was conquered by Prince Subaru in 1293. This region of Japan is also known as Michinoku and Ōshū.The Fukushima Incident took place in the prefecture after Mishima Michitsune was appointed governor in 1882.2011 earthquake and subsequent disastersThe 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the resulting Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster caused significant damage to the prefecture, primarily but not limited to the eastern Hama-dōri region.

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Tokyo Prefecture travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
A tour of Tokyo Prefecture reveals many eateries, markets, and museums, with sightseeing opportunities available for every type of traveler. Bright bursts of lights and billboards on modern buildings contrast the ornate, traditional architecture there. Don't forget to visit Izu Islands, easily accessible from the capital as an ideal day trip option.