14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Ferry:  3 h 30 min
3
Naoshima-cho
— 1 day
+2
Ferry + Bus + Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
Kyoto
— 1 day
Train:  30 min
6
Osaka
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
7
Tokyo
— 5 nights
8
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin) has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin).

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online route maker.

Chicago, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Chicago to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 58°F and lows reach 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Minami (Namba), Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, Daimaru Shinsaibashi, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Daimaru Shinsaibashi, shop like a local with America Mura, then wander the streets of Orange Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Hozenji Yokocho.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 41°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

1
day
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hachiman Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gokuraku-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Naoshima-cho travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and ferry from Osaka to Naoshima-cho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Naoshima-cho are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums Historic Sites
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Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and train from Naoshima-cho to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arashiyama as well as Nijo Castle. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip app.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Osaka. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama
Gion
Gion

1
night
Osaka

Osaka
For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka vacation planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Asakusa, Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, Nezu Museum, and other attractions you added. Head to Ginza Itoya Hontren and teamLab Borderlessfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ueno and Yanaka. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Saitama to see Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine about 48 minutes away. Explore Tokyo further: stop by Odaiba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Kagurazaka, and don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine
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Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Ueno ©
Ueno
Yanaka ©
Yanaka

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo
For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online journey builder.

On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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