14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Myoko
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
6
Nara
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
7
Kamakura
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

2
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 list of things to see and do now includes Harajuku Station, Godzilla Head, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, and other attractions. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo travel route planning website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Myoko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tokyo DisneySea, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
day
Myoko

Myoko
The small town of Myoko, nestled between five mountain peaks, attracts skiing and winter-sport enthusiasts with its famed resorts and abundant snowfall.
You've now added Tsubame Onsen to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): soak in some Japanese tradition at Tsubame Onsen.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Myoko driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Tokyo to Myoko in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Myoko

Baths Spas
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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Godzilla Head as well as Tokyo DisneySea. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Godzilla Head.

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Traveling by car from Myoko to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Gion, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senko-ji Temple, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Osaka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kasuga Grand Shrine, Shigisan Gyokuzoin, Todai-ji Temple, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shigisan Gyokuzoin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodaiji Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Nara trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kamakura.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Shigisan Gyokuzoin
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

1
night
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hase-dera Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kamakura trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Nara to Kamakura in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Nara in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kamakura: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites
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Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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