14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Tokyo

— 5 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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Fukagawa Edo Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Tokyo Disneyland (in Maihama). Next up on the itinerary: visit Odaiba District, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo is 17 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Tokyo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 8th (Wed), look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, then don't miss a visit to Miyajima, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

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Fly from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Himeji

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, don't miss a visit to Himeji Castle, then steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

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Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Kyoto

— 5 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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Nara Park and Fuuka-Kimono. Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). There's still lots to do: stop by Gion, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

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Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Himeji in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

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.