14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Train:  15 h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Nara
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: London

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mt. Takao. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yanaka and Ueno. Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Yamanashi (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: stop by Odaiba, don't miss a visit to University of Tokyo, and take a stroll through Kagurazaka.

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London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Mt. Takao, Spas
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Ueno ©
Ueno
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Suntory Yamazaki Distillery and Amanohashidate. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Kurama and Mount Hiei. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura in Nantan, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanzen-in Temple, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Yase Momiji no Komichi.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online day trip planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kayabuki-no-sato Kitamura, Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, Amanohashidate, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery ©
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
Spas

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall, then contemplate the long history of Yoshikien, and then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park. On the next day, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Harushika Brewery, contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Horyu-ji Temple, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nara trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall, Horyu-ji Temple
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Mt. Wakakusa ©
Mt. Wakakusa
Harushika Brewery ©
Harushika Brewery

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Arima Onsen and Katashibo Bamboo Forest. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shoshazan Engyoji and Mt Shosha hiking. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Dotonbori, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, and steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka visit planner.

Traveling by train from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Osaka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Himeji, Katashibo Bamboo Forest, Arima Onsen
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

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