14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Osaka
— 1 day
train:  30​min
4
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Osaka
— 1 day
train:  30​min
6
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  45​min
7
Nara
— 1 day
train:  45​min
8
Kyoto
— 1 night
train:  45​min
9
Nara
— 1 day
train:  45​min
10
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  20​h
End: New York City

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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Asakusa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sensō-ji and Odaiba. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Akihabara, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo attractions planning site .

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Shopping
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Kyoto Station Building ©
Kyoto Station Building

1
day
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.
You've now added National Bunraku Theater to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see a show at National Bunraku Theater, shop like a local with Dotonbori, then take a stroll through Minami (Namba), and finally take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip website .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

1
night
Kyoto

Kyoto
To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto travel route planner.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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1
day
Osaka

Osaka ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakanoshima Park, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel, then make a trip to Kuromon Market, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka online driving holiday planner .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Tempozan Ferris Wheel ©
Tempozan Ferris Wheel

1
night
Kyoto

Kyoto
To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online road trip planner .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Osaka. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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1
day
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, stop by Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo, sample the tasty concoctions at Harushika Brewery, steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodaiji Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nara route maker tool .

Drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. In October, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Toshodaiji Temple ©
Toshodaiji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple

1
night
Kyoto

Kyoto
To find out how to plan a trip to Kyoto, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and subway. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

1
day
Nara

Nara ©
On the 21st (Mon), make a trip to Heijokyu Ruins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakushi-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Nara National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, and finally stop by Yu Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Japan City Nara Sanjo.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nara trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum

4
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
You've added Kyoto Insider Sake Experience, Jidai Matsuri, Nijo Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Tofuku-ji Temple and Suntory Yamazaki Distillery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arashiyama and Gallery of Kyoto Traditional Arts & Crafts. See some other sides of Kyoto: wander the streets of Pontocho, stop by Musubi Kyoto, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip maker tool .

You can drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and subway. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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