14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
4
Hiroshima
— 1 day
Train to Shin-Osaka, Train to Nara
5
Nara
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive
7
Kabukicho
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Tokyo

— 4 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Robot Restaurant as well as Street Kart Shinagawa #2. Step out of the city life by going to Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Kimono & Geisha Experience COCOMO. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Senso-ji Temple and Edo-Tokyo Museum. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip site.

Gold Coast, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gold Coast to Tokyo. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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 National Museum and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, trek along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kyoto road trip planning site.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:

Osaka

— 2 nights
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 HK Club Q International Party Bar as well as Universal Studios Japan. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, and then join in the after-dark buzz at HK Club Q International Party Bar.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Osaka attractions planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Nightlife · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Hiroshima

— 1 day

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip maker.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Nara.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Nara

— 2 nights

Ancient City

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 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tegaimon, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, then browse the exhibits of Nara National Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nara Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Byodoin, get engrossed in the history at Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nara visit planning website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Nara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Nara sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Tokyo

— 1 night
On the 1st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then explore the activities along Meguro River, and finally take a stroll through Ginza.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo driving holiday planning tool.

Fly from Nara to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kabukicho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

Kabukicho

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kabukicho itinerary planning app.

Kabukicho is just a short distance from Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kabukicho

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.