14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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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 25th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Miyajima. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Hiroshima to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Yoneda Taishiji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru.

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Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · 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.
On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

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You can take a train from Himeji to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Kyoto

— 3 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: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

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Drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 2nd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, visit Higashichaya Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, then stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

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Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kanazawa, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Tokyo

— 4 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: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and stroll around Ueno Park.

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You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in April since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.