14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Takayama
— 2 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
6
Narita
— 1 night

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, take a stroll through Odaiba District, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel route planning app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, thenstop by Sanmachi Suji, thensee the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, thenget a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and finally examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Takayama holiday planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Takayama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall ©
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Kanazawa sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will leave for Osaka on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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.
On the 18th (Sun), examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, thenwander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Osaka online journey builder.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Osaka when traveling from Kanazawa in April, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Jishu Shrine in Otsu (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto journey planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Narita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
Narita

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, walk around Naritasan Park, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Narita International Airport Terminal 1, and finally walk around Sakura no yama Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Narita route builder.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Narita in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Narita can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:
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Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Sakura no yama Park ©
Sakura no yama Park
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando

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