14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Kita
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Nara
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
bus + train:  1​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur


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3
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pokemon Center Osaka, Shukugawa Park, Dotonbori, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stop by Pokemon Center Osaka, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shukugawa Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Osaka tenmangu shrine, then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally wander the streets of Dotonbori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, then take a stroll through Shinsaibashi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishinomiya Shrine.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kita journey planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kita is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kita, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, with highs in Kita at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Nara.

Things to do in Kita

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nishinomiya
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Nishinomiya Shrine ©
Nishinomiya Shrine
Osaka Museum of Housing and Living ©
Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodaiji Temple, contemplate the long history of Naramachi Koshino Ie, steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple, then make a trip to Nara National Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Horyu-ji Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Nara tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kita to Nara takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Horyu-ji Temple
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Cup Noodle Mueseum in Osaka, Ikeda, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kurama, then explore the activities along Kamogawa River, and finally contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyoto online travel route planner .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Nara. Traveling from Nara in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Kyoto, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 29th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hakone-machi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you will find days in Hakone-machi are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Odawara Castle, Kiunkaku
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Kiunkaku ©
Kiunkaku
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum

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.
Tokyo National Museum and Yasukuni Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Senso-ji Temple and Ueno. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Mt. Takao (in Hachioji) and Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, wander the streets of Marunouchi, and stroll through Ueno Zoo.

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

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in April: highs in Tokyo hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mt. Takao, Enoshima Island
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Ueno ©
Ueno

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