14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Narita
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Nara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Koya-cho
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Osaka
— Few hours
8
Kurashiki
— 1 night
9
Hiroshima
— Few hours
+2
train + bus + ferry:  2​h 45​min
10
Naoshima-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Takamatsu
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
12
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London


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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.
For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Narita tour itinerary app .

London, UK to Narita is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time is 9 hours. 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 on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tokyo.
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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.
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Terminal2 Airport Lounge (North) 3F has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Observatory, Seaside Top and Jindai Botanical Park. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura Hiking Trails (in Kamakura) and Tama Zoological Park (in Hino). There's much more to do: stroll through Kyu Fukukawa Teien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Kyu Iwasaki-tei Teien, and don't miss a visit to Hozomon.

Plan my trip to Tokyo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Transportation

Side Trips

Tama Zoological Park, Jindai Botanical Park
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Jindai Botanical Park ©
Jindai Botanical Park
Observatory, Seaside Top ©
Observatory, Seaside Top
Tama Zoological Park ©
Tama Zoological Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Hakone Turnpike Daikanyama Parking lot, don't miss a visit to Mazda Sky Lounge, then explore the world behind art at Okada Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choanji Temple.

Plan my day in Hakone-machi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you will find days in Hakone-machi are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yugawara-machi
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Okada Museum of Art ©
Okada Museum of Art
Lalique Museum Hakone ©
Lalique Museum Hakone
Choanji Temple ©
Choanji Temple

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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 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Myoshinji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Shosei-en Garden, contemplate the long history of Keage Incline, then go for a walk through Nanzenji Suirokaku, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Chishaku-in, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then examine the collection at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online road trip planner .

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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in April: highs in Kyoto hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Keage Incline ©
Keage Incline
Food Tours
Myoshinji Temple ©
Myoshinji Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodaiji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakushi-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nara National Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nara itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Nara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Museums
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum
Yakushi-ji Temple ©
Yakushi-ji Temple

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Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koyasan Daimon, Koyasan Station and Koyasan Danjo Garan. On the 7th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumagai-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koyasan Okunoin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Torodo Temple, make a trip to Hojoin Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koyasan Danjo Garan, and finally make a trip to Koyasan Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens and then admire the verdant scenery at Doro River Valley.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Koya-cho road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Tokyo to Koya-cho in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Koya-cho can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Spas Baths Historic Sites

Side Trip

Onsen Resorts
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Koyasan Daimon ©
Koyasan Daimon

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Koyasan Daimon. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Koyasan Daimon, make a trip to The Symphony Hall, then stroll around Hattori Ryokuchi Park, then examine the collection at Modern Transportation Museum, and finally look for gifts at Tower Knives Osaka.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Osaka journey planning app .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Kurashiki

Kurashiki
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kurashiki tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kurashiki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kurashiki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will leave for Hiroshima on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Kurashiki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip builder .

Traveling by train from Kurashiki to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Naoshima-cho.
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Peace Bell ©
Peace Bell

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Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Akakabocha and then admire the striking features of Art House Project.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Naoshima-cho trip planner .

Getting from Hiroshima to Naoshima-cho by combination of train, bus, and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Naoshima-cho sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tamano
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Art House Project ©
Art House Project
Akakabocha ©
Akakabocha

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Takamatsu

Takamatsu ©
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Negoroji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kozaiji Temple, then stop by Kagawa Bussankan Ritsurinan, and finally browse the different shops at Marugamemachi GREEN.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Takamatsu online travel planner .

Ride a ferry from Naoshima-cho to Takamatsu in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Shopping Historic Sites
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Marugamemachi GREEN ©
Marugamemachi GREEN
Negoroji Temple ©
Negoroji Temple
Kozaiji Temple ©
Kozaiji Temple

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Samurai Museum, admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, then get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science, and finally wander the streets of Marunouchi. Keep things going the next day: walk around Rikugien Garden, wander the streets of Ueno, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and finally explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

Before you visit Tokyo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
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Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

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