14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hokuto
Drive
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Matsumoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly

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Tokyo

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through ChIJM1N_BMKOGGARZ0DHgTj9hHw, shop like a local with Takeshita Street, and stroll around Yoyogi Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Tokyo reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hokuto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
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Hokuto

The small city of Hokuto sits amid some big scenery.
On the 21st (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Suntory Hakushu Distillery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hokuto holiday builder app.

Getting from Tokyo to Hokuto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Hokuto are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Hokuto

Breweries & Distilleries
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Highlights from your trip

Matsumoto

— 3 nights
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
On the 21st (Thu), visit Nakamachi Street. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matsumoto Shrine and then stop by Matsumoto Castletown Springs.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Matsumoto trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Hokuto to Matsumoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Suntory Yamazaki Distillery (in Shimamoto-cho), Osaka Free Walking Tour (in Osaka) and Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, wander the streets of Gion, and go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip builder app.

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Kyoto in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tokyo

— 1 night
To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour planning site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. On the 29th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.