14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Koya-cho
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: St. Petersburg

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Asakusa, Akihabara and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Get a sense of the local culture at Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Odaiba, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Tokyo. In October, Tokyo is much hotter than St. Petersburg - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cycle Kyoto, Gion, Osaka Castle, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take a stroll through Gion, then take a spin around town with Cycle Kyoto, then see the interesting displays at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, and finally explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

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Traveling by combination of train and subway from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Osaka

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyoto, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Cycle Kyoto ©
Cycle Kyoto

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Osaka to Hakone-machi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Osaka, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've now added Imperial Palace to your itinerary. On the 28th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in October, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

3
nights
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Himeji Castle has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rokkaku Kyozo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jimyo-in Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fugen-in Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Koyasan Daimon, see the interesting displays at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ichijo-in Temple, then steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Miedo Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokiin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Koya-cho tour planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Tokyo to Koya-cho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Koya-cho can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Himeji Castle
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Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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