14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Ibaraki
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Kobe
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 30 min
End: Tokyo

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Odaiba and The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, meet the residents at Ueno Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) ©
Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park)
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Kinkaku-ji and Sanjusangendo Temple will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Kyoto Station Building, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ibaraki.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

1
day
Ibaraki

Ibaraki ©
Ibaraki is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. On the 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Katsuo-ji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, and then have some family-friendly fun at Expocity.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ibaraki online trip maker.

Getting from Kyoto to Ibaraki by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Ibaraki are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Ibaraki

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Katsuo-ji Temple, Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Expocity
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Katsuo-ji Temple ©
Katsuo-ji Temple
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda ©
Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda
Expocity ©
Expocity

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, then appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, and then shop like a local with Dotombori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and then take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip app.

You can drive from Ibaraki to Osaka in an hour. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach, examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and then wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kobe attractions planner.

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Osaka. October in Kobe sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Beaches Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

1
night
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 31st (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kobe to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

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