14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Paris
+2
Fly + subway + train:  17​h 45​min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Paris

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

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Paris, France to Hiroshima is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Paris to Hiroshima. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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

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: Jindoji Temple (in Kizugawa) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto vacation planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Jindoji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, and finally walk around Kenrokuen Garden. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa online trip planner .

Take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Gongenmori Beach
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

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, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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Getting from Kanazawa to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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