14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Osaka
— Few hours
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Takayama
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights

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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.
To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Osaka is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Osaka, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in October: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. You'll set off for Hiroshima on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Osaka

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hiroshima tour planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 61°F. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Must see
Mitaki Temple
4.8
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
4.7
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
4.7

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Nijo Castle and Sanzen-in Temple. Visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple for their historical value. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji, admire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Genkoan, and take some stellar pictures from Mt. Kurama.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Nijo Castle
4.3
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Religious Site
Kennin-ji Temple
4.6

2
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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.
For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Takayama route planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Takayama in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kyoto in October: highs in Takayama hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

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Lesson / Workshop
Daiou-ji Temple
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Takayama Showa Museum
4.3

2
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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 24th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Maruoka Castle, then see the interesting displays at Ochaya Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Shima, and finally visit Higashichaya Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, see the interesting displays at Kanazawa Phonograph Museum, then wander the streets of Gokayama, then contemplate the long history of Ainokura Gassho Community, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Natadera Temple.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip planner.

Take a train from Takayama to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Castle
Maruoka Castle
4.1
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World heritage site
Gokayama
4.4

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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.
Asakusa Shrine and Kencho-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Ueno District. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Yokohama Nature Sanctuary in Yokohama, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Asakusa Shrine
4.3
Must see
Kencho-ji Temple
4.5

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