14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Hakuba-mura
— 2 nights
4
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights

2
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 (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

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

Launceston, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Launceston to Osaka, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Launceston in March, with highs in Osaka at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Hakuba-mura

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
On the 7th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, take in the awesome beauty at Happoone, thenhit the slopes at Hakuba Mountain Harbor, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort / Alpine Garden. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Hakuba Cortina Ski Resort, get outside with Tsugaike Kogen, thenwander the streets of Hakuba, thenget outside with Hakuba Lion Adventure, and finally fly down the slopes at Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort.

Start your trip to Hakuba-mura by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Kyoto to Hakuba-mura in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakuba-mura, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Otari-mura
Highlights from your plan
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park ©
Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Happoone ©
Happoone

2
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): hit the slopes at Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area, stroll through Shiga Kogen, identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, thenget outside with Ichinose Diamond Ski Resort, and finally hit the slopes at Ryuoo Mountain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Shigakogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yamanouchi-machi trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Hakuba-mura to Yamanouchi-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Yamanouchi-machi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area ©
Shigakogen Sun Valley Ski Area
Shiga Kogen ©
Shiga Kogen

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.
Have a day of magic on the 11th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yamanouchi-machi in March, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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