14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
3
Takayama
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
5
Nara
— 1 night
6
Osaka
— 2 nights
7
Hiroshima
— 1 night

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chidorigafuchi and Tokyo Walking Tours. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at NATURE Daikanyama, contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River, take a stroll through Ueno District, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Tokyo is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
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Chidorigafuchi ©
Chidorigafuchi
NATURE Daikanyama ©
NATURE Daikanyama
Meguro River ©
Meguro River

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 1st (Thu): go for a walk through Gyokusen-immaru Garden, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, take a memorable tour with IN KANAZAWA HOUSE, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and finally explore the world behind art at Kanazawa Noh Museum.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa sightseeing site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect Kanazawa to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Kanazawa Noh Museum ©
Kanazawa Noh Museum
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), take in the views from Nakabashi Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Funasaka Shuzo Brewery, then stop by Sanmachi Suji, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, then don't miss a visit to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tenshukakau Observatory.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Takayama visit planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Takayama by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine ©
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kennin-ji Temple and Daigo-ji Temple. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Kyoto Botanical Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the galleries of Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, then steep yourself in history at Yoshikien, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nara Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nara vacation builder site.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, Nara is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Isuien Garden ©
Isuien Garden

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nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
On the 8th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, then walk around Kemasakuranomiya Park, and finally stroll through Nakanoshima Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Expo '70 Commemorative Park, get to know the resident critters at Kobe Oji Zoo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Maya, and finally stroll around Shukugawa Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka planner.

Getting from Nara to Osaka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Osaka when traveling from Nara in April, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kobe, Shukugawa Park, Expo '70 Commemorative Park
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Shukugawa Park ©
Shukugawa Park
Kemasakuranomiya Park ©
Kemasakuranomiya Park
Mt. Maya
Mt. Maya

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 10th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and then appreciate the history behind Peace Flame.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Peace Flame ©
Peace Flame

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