14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London

3
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, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a stroll through Odaiba, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner .

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Traveling from London in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, make a trip to Omicho Market, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Angoji Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kanazawa, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Angoji Temple
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Castle). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and wander the streets of Gion.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto planner .

Take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

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

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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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

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