14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Takehara
— 1 night
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Drive to Hiroshima Airport, Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Drive to Hakone-machi
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Hakone-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Nikko
— 1 night
Drive
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto — 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Japan and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder app.

Jacksonville, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jacksonville to Kyoto, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in May, you will find days in Kyoto are slightly colder (77°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Takehara.
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Takehara — 1 night

Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Miyajima has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Miyajima, take in panoramic vistas at Okuno Island Observation Deck, head off the coast to Okunoshima Island, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kurotaki, then contemplate the long history of Old Kasai House, and finally admire the striking features of Morikawatei.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Takehara trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Takehara by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Takehara, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.
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Hakone-machi — 1 night

Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, then don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, then admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the activities along Lake Ashinoko.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hakone-machi day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Takehara to Hakone-machi. While traveling from Takehara, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Nikko.
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Museums · Nature · Parks
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Nikko — 1 night

A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 4th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nikko itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Nikko takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. When traveling from Hakone-machi in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Nikko, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 4 nights

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.
You've now added Sanrio Puroland to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Meiji Jingu Shrine and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo online travel route planner.

You can drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Tokyo sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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Tokyo Prefecture travel guide

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A tour of Tokyo Prefecture reveals many eateries, markets, and museums, with sightseeing opportunities available for every type of traveler. Bright bursts of lights and billboards on modern buildings contrast the ornate, traditional architecture there. Don't forget to visit Izu Islands, easily accessible from the capital as an ideal day trip option.
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