14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Fly + Tram:  3​h 30​min
4
Chuo
— 2 nights
+2
Tram + Fly + Bus:  17​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chidorigafuchi, Hachiko, Shinjuku Golden Gai, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo itinerary maker .

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from New York City to Tokyo. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Tokyo at 67°F and lows at 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

5
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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Unitopia Sasayama (in Sasayama) and Ishitera Tea Plantation (in Wazuka-cho). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and get in on the family fun at Toei Kyoto Studio Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning site .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Unitopia Sasayama, Ishitera Tea Plantation, Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Neko Cafe TiME ©
Neko Cafe TiME
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, then appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip builder .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Chuo.

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

2
nights
Chuo

Chuo ©
You've now added Hase-dera Temple to your itinerary. On the 26th (Fri), make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple, then wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown, then get to know the fascinating history of Sankeien Gardens, and finally make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chuo trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Hiroshima to Chuo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Chuo sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kita.

Things to do in Chuo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Yokohama, Urayasu, Hase-dera Temple
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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