14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 3 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights

3
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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara Park (in Nara) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Osaka online visit planner.

Charlotte, USA to Osaka is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Osaka, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect nights in Osaka to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nara Park, Himeji Castle
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, thenadmire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, thencontemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hiroshima vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. June in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Todai-ji Temple in Nara, approximately Nara away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and visit Arashiyama.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip builder.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
owlcafe akibafukurou ©
owlcafe akibafukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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