14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  17 h
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Takamatsu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Nara
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h
End: London

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Miyajima, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima route planning site.

London, UK to Hiroshima is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from London to Hiroshima, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Takamatsu

Takamatsu
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Kikugetsutei, take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, admire the natural beauty at Tamamo Park, then don't miss a visit to Mecon, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ex-Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Takamatsu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Takamatsu sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Parks Historic Sites
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Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Mecon ©
Mecon
Tamamo Park ©
Tamamo Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple, steep yourself in history at Byodoin, take in the pleasant sights at Ishitera Tea Plantation, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jindoji Temple, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nara trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Takamatsu to Nara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Takamatsu in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Nara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Byodoin, Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple, Ishitera Tea Plantation, Jindoji Temple
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center ©
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Ninja-Do). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, go for a walk through Gion, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Traveling from Nara in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Kyoto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tokyo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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