14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Himeji
— 1 night
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
6
Fujikawaguchiko-machi
— 2 nights

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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: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and meet the residents at Tokyo Sea Life Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo route maker website.

Santiago, Chile to Tokyo is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 13 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
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), don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, then make a trip to Omicho Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa tour planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Tokyo in May, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Four-M (in Osaka). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, hike along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto tour builder tool.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
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 12th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then go for a walk through Himeji Castle, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Himeji online trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in May: highs in Himeji hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Takamikura
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Miyajima.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hiroshima using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland, then explore the activities along Lake Kawaguchi, and then don't miss a visit to Chureito Pagoda.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi holiday site.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Hiroshima to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Hiroshima, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Fujiyoshida
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Chureito Pagoda ©
Chureito Pagoda

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