14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hokuto
Drive
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Matsumoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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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.
You've now added Ueno District to your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, stop by Odaiba District, and shop like a local with Asakusa.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tokyo is 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hokuto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks
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Hokuto

The small city of Hokuto sits amid some big scenery.
On the 5th (Tue), sample the fine beverages at Suntory Hakushu Distillery.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Hokuto trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Hokuto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tokyo in October, with highs in Hokuto at 21°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Hokuto

Breweries & Distilleries
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Highlights from your trip

Matsumoto

— 3 nights
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kamikochi Tourism Center. On the 5th (Tue), wander the streets of Nakamachi Street. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matsumoto Shrine and then visit Matsumoto Castletown Springs.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsumoto tour planning tool.

Drive from Hokuto to Matsumoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Matsumoto sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Kyoto

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, Osaka Free Walking Tour, Nishiki Market Shopping District, and other attractions you added. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Matsumoto in October, expect Kyoto to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tokyo

— 1 night
To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo vacation builder website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:

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.