14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Nagoya
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
4
Kita
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Seoul


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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Samukawa Shrine and Kanda Myojin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ueno and Hikawa Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: The Railway Museum (in Omiya) and Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya, and take a stroll through Marunouchi.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo travel planner.

Exeter, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Exeter to Tokyo, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saitama, Samukawa Shrine, Oyama Afuri Shrine
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Samukawa Shrine ©
Samukawa Shrine

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, take a stroll through Osu Shopping Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Arimatsu no Machinami. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Asahi Beer Nagoya Brewery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kokeizan Eihoji Temple, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagoya journey planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nagoya, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Beer Tastings & Tours, Kokeizan Eihoji Temple
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Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Osu Shopping Street ©
Osu Shopping Street

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shimogamo Jinja and Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Get some historical perspective at Kennin-ji Temple and Ninna-ji Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nagoya in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple

2
nights
Kita

Kita ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi, and then take a stroll through Dotonbori. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Minami (Namba) and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kita trip planner .

Kita is very close to Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and finally steep yourself in history at Former Naval Academy.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner .

Take a train from Kita to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Former Naval Academy
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

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