14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Jakarta
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Shirakawa
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Takayama
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
7
Kobe
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
8
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Jakarta

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.
Do your shopping at Ginza and Asakusa. Get some cultural insight at Odaiba District and Akihabara. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and meet the residents at Ueno Zoo.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In March, Tokyo is much colder than Jakarta - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

1
night
Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kawaguchi sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kawaguchi takes an hour. March in Kawaguchi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll set off for Shirakawa on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

1
night
Shirakawa

Shirakawa ©
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Shirakawa no Sekiato and then contemplate the long history of Myokanji Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shirakawa trip tool.

You can drive from Kawaguchi to Shirakawa in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kawaguchi in April, expect Shirakawa to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:
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Myokanji Temple ©
Myokanji Temple

1
night
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 3rd (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, thenadmire the masterpieces at Furui Machinami Museum Kiyoshi Yamashita Gengaten, thentake a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, and finally admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Takayama trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shirakawa to Takayama in 6.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Takayama are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:
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Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market ©
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Higashichaya Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishiura Shrine.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Ishiura Shrine ©
Ishiura Shrine

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, stop by Gion, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, thenadmire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip app.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
day
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 7th (Sat), stop by Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), don't miss a visit to Kobe Motomachi Shopping Street, thengain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kobe trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kobe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kobe sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Spas Baths Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and then contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple. On your second day here, wander the streets of Minami (Namba) and then wander the streets of Dotombori District.

Discover how to plan a Osaka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kobe to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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