14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Narita
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Ishigaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool .

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manchester to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Narita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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 25th (Tue): play a few rounds at Taiheiyo Club Narita Course, steep yourself in history at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Naritasan Omote Sando, and finally look for gifts at Coeur de Chocolat.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Narita route planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Narita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Narita, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Narita

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
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Taiheiyo Club Narita Course ©
Taiheiyo Club Narita Course
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando

1
night
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
On the 26th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Fuji-Q Highland, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip builder .

You can drive from Narita to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Narita in February, you will find days in Fujikawaguchiko-machi are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Fuji-Q Highland
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Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in February, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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 29th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji travel itinerary planner .

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yoneda Taishiji Temple, Mt. Takamikura
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip maker .

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

2
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Maesedake Observation Site.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Ishigaki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Hiroshima in March, expect nights in Ishigaki to be much warmer, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Historic Sites Nature Outdoors
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Tamatorizaki Observatory ©
Tamatorizaki Observatory

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