14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Train:  21​h
1
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Cairo

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 10th (Fri): make a trip to Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Ropeway.

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

Cairo, Egypt to Himeji is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Himeji is 7 hours. Traveling from Cairo in April, you will find days in Himeji are much colder (20°C), and nights are little chillier (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the 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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Castle & Dotonbori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, then walk around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, plan for little chillier nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

2
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.
On the 16th (Thu), walk around Ueno Park and then make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and then see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Imperial Palace, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. On the next day, wander the streets of Odaiba and then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo vacation planning website .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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