14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  7​h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
4
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  6​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday maker tool .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Tokyo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Tokyo. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can 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
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

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.
On the 31st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, make a trip to Omicho Market, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, then don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, make a trip to Kanazawa Station, don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town, then explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Konohana, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto travel route planning website .

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Himeji travel planning tool .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Himeji are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Takamikura
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

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Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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

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