14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  11 h 30 min
1
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore

1
night
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, examine the collection at Dejima, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, then walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally make a trip to Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nagasaki route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Nagasaki is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Nagasaki due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in April, with highs in Nagasaki at 22°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima day trip website.

Take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, then steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and finally make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Himeji road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

3
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.
Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and visit Gion.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Osaka, Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then stop by Higashichaya Old Town, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Angoji Temple, and finally stroll around Ishikawa Jumoku Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kanazawa itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kyoto in April since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ishikawa Jumoku Park, Angoji Temple
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, stroll around Ueno Park, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kanazawa to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in April since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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