14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: San Diego
Fly + Train:  13 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Himeji
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
5
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: San Diego

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Akihabara, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo journey builder site.

San Diego, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Diego to Tokyo, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 62°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sōfuku-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, and finally examine the collection at Dejima.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki vacation maker app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Nagasaki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Nagasaki are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine and then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima road trip app.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
On the 14th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, then contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru, and finally contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Himeji online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Himeji are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and look for gifts at Yamanaka Aburaten.

Plan a Kyoto trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka Castle
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Arashiyama ©
Arashiyama

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, then make a trip to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, look for gifts at MIKOTO Tea House, then don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station, then make a trip to Omicho Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Seisonkaku Villa ©
Seisonkaku Villa

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