14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Yamanouchi-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kiso-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hida
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Takayama
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Shirakawa-mura
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Jakarta

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, Yokohama Chinatown and Minato Mirai 21. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, then wander the streets of Minato Mirai 21, and then wander the streets of Yokohama Chinatown.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Tokyo is much colder than Jakarta - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yamanouchi-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Yokohama
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Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown
Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street ©
Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street

2
nights
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
Shibu Onsen has been added to your itinerary.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yamanouchi-machi online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tokyo in December, things will get slightly colder in Yamanouchi-machi: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Kiso-machi.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Parks Baths Spas
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Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Shibu Onsen ©
Shibu Onsen

2
nights
Kiso-machi

Kiso-machi ©
You've now added Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a stroll through Kisofukushima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kozen-ji Temple, then get to know the fascinating history of Naraijuku, then hike along Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku, and finally get outside with Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kiso-machi travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Yamanouchi-machi to Kiso-machi in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hida.

Things to do in Kiso-machi

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Naraijuku, Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
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Naraijuku ©
Naraijuku
Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail ©
Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku ©
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku

2
nights
Hida

Hida ©
Hida Furukawa Old Town has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Watanabe Sake Brewery, then make a trip to Hida Furukawa Old Town, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shirakabe Dozogai.

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You can drive from Kiso-machi to Hida in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will leave for Takayama on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Hida

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Shirakabe Dozogai ©
Shirakabe Dozogai
Watanabe Sake Brewery ©
Watanabe Sake Brewery

2
nights
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hida Kokubun-ji Temple as well as Nakabashi Bridge. Takayama Jinya and Sanmachi Suji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market and Daiou-ji Temple. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Hida Bussankan and get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato).

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Takayama sightseeing planner .

Takayama is just a stone's throw from Hida. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Hida Kokubun-ji Temple ©
Hida Kokubun-ji Temple
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

few
hours
Shirakawa-mura

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
You've now added Shirakawago to your itinerary. On the 1st (Wed), take a stroll through Ogimachi and then contemplate the long history of Shirakawago.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shirakawa-mura road trip site .

You can drive from Takayama to Shirakawa-mura in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Shirakawa-mura can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ogimachi ©
Ogimachi
Shirakawago ©
Shirakawago

1
night
Takayama

Takayama
To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Takayama day trip planning tool .

Getting from Shirakawa-mura to Takayama by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai) has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

You can drive from Takayama to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Takayama in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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