14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  17​h
1
Narita
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kamakura
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Osaka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Yoshino-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Kanazawa
— 1 night
train + taxi:  2​h
7
Yamanouchi-machi
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h 30​min
8
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Narita

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Narita International Airport Terminal 1, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Naritasan Omote Sando. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Japanese History and then admire the masterpieces at Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Narita online road trip planner .

London, UK to Narita is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Narita. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Narita reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Kamakura.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sakura
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Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando
National Museum of Japanese History ©

2
nights
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Kamakura Museum of National Treasures, then contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura).

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamakura road trip site .

Traveling by car from Narita to Kamakura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Narita in April: highs in Kamakura hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites Museums
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then see the interesting displays at Mint Museum, and finally examine the collection at Namban Culture Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Osaka travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Kamakura to Osaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Kamakura, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yoshino-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Historic Sites
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Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum

1
night
Yoshino-cho

Yoshino-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yoshino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoshimizu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoshino Mikumari Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Kinpusenji Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yoshino-cho attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Osaka to Yoshino-cho in 1.5 hours. April in Yoshino-cho sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yoshino-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mt. Yoshino ©
Mt. Yoshino
Kinpusenji Temple ©
Kinpusenji Temple
Yoshimizu Shrine ©
Yoshimizu Shrine

2
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.
Koyasan Station has been added to your itinerary. Let the collections at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan and Hosomi Museum capture your imagination. Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto holiday tool .

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in April, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Koyasan Station
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You've now added Kenrokuen Garden to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then don't miss a visit to Higashichaya Old Town, and finally see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shofukaku Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oyama Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa travel planning tool .

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kanazawa, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Ninja Temple ©
Ninja Temple
Oyama Shrine ©
Oyama Shrine
D. T. Suzuki Museum ©
D. T. Suzuki Museum

1
night
Yamanouchi-machi

Yamanouchi-machi ©
The resort town of Yamanouchi-machi has plenty of contrasting, but complementary things going for it.
You've now added Shibu Onsen to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Netsunoyu, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Shibu Onsen, and then admire the masterpieces at Hokusai-kan.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yamanouchi-machi driving holiday planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Yamanouchi-machi by combination of train and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yamanouchi-machi

Baths Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Netsunoyu
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Shibu Onsen ©
Shibu Onsen
Netsunoyu ©
Netsunoyu

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.
Visit Tokyo National Museum and Sensō-ji for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Edo-Tokyo Museum and National Museum of Nature and Science. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Yamanouchi-machi to Tokyo by combination of taxi and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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