14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan travel route planner

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, walk around Ueno Park, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in April: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, and finally stop by Higashichaya Old Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa road trip planning app.

Fly from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, Kanazawa is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Himeji

— 1 night
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Himeji in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in April since evenings lows in Himeji dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

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Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Kyoto

— 5 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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Dotombori District in Dotombori, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, visit Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.