14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
6
Fukuoka
— 1 night
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Tokyo

— 3 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder site.

Boston, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in January, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 50°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Omicho Market, visit Higashichaya Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip builder site.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Kyoto

— 4 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kyoto sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Kyoto sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Osaka

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District.

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Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in February, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. February in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Fukuoka

— 1 night

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Organic Esthe Salon Fuu, take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fukuoka trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Spas · Parks · Historic Sites

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.