14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
2
Himeji
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
5
Tokyo
— 3 nights
6
Ishigaki
— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, thenexamine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, thenhead off the coast to Miyajima, and then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Hiroshima to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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 3rd (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Himeji itinerary planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Himeji, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Takamikura
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kyoto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

2
nights
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 7th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, walk around Kenrokuen Garden, thenmake a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Aratama Valley, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, thentake a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, thenexplore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Aratama Valley
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

3
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 striking features of Tokyo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour builder site.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

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

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nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, thenkick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, thentake in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Ishigaki takes 5 hours. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Ishigaki: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Adventure Parks
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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