14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Hakone-machi
— 4 nights
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Osaka
— 3 nights

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Pola Museum of Art and Shirahama Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jogasaki Coast and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Nishizawa Valley (in Yamanashi), Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine (in Fujiyoshida) and Mitsumine Shrine (in Chichibu). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Tatadohama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kisami Ohama Beach, steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Omuro.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Hakone-machi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hakone-machi, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ito, Shimoda, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Gempeigawa River, Nishizawa Valley
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Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Jogasaki Coast ©
Jogasaki Coast
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Zojo-ji Temple and Hase-dera Temple. Visit Asakusa Shrine and Nezu Shrine for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple (in Narita), Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple & Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)) and Mt. Takao (in Hachioji). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum and steep yourself in history at Hozomon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo online trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hakone-machi in September, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, Mt. Takao
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Zojo-ji Temple ©
Zojo-ji Temple
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tenryuji Temple and Sanzen-in Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nijo Castle and Toji. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tofuku-ji Temple, and contemplate the long history of Kifune Shrine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto journey website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sanzen-in Temple ©
Sanzen-in Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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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.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Horyu-ji Temple, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Harukas 300 Observation Deck. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nara, Horyu-ji Temple
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Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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