14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tours
Train + Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Numazu
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Himeji
— 1 night
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  27 h
End: Tours

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.
Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Fukagawa Edo Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Sensō-ji and Odaiba. Have a day of magic on the 25th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo visit planner.

Tours, France to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tours in July: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Numazu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

1
night
Numazu

Numazu
Numazu tourism focuses primarily on what lies just outside of the town, with the urban area providing a base for wider regional, natural explorations.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ose Beach and then kick back and relax at Ita Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Numazu online vacation planner .

Take a train from Tokyo to Numazu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in July: highs in Numazu hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Numazu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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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.
Gion and Nara Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip planner .

You can take a train from Numazu to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Numazu in July: highs in Kyoto hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Universal Studios Japan, Nara Park
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
On the 31st (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) 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
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, then steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji travel planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Himeji sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mt. Takamikura, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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