14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Albuquerque
Fly:  16 h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Albuquerque

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder site.

Albuquerque, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Albuquerque to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Albuquerque in March: highs in Tokyo hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
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 26th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Hakone Museum of Art, thentake some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, and finally don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, get engrossed in the history at Hakone Shrine, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Nature Parks
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

4
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and stop by Gion.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto tour builder app.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kyoto by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

2
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle) and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka tour app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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