14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner
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Fly
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
3
Motobu-cho
— 1 night
Ferry to タクマ3乗船券販売所, Fly to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
5
Kyoto
— 5 nights
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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planning site.

Birmingham, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Tokyo is 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in February: highs in Tokyo hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Kanazawa.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Spas

Kanazawa — 1 night

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa route planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in February, you will find days in Kanazawa are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Motobu-cho — 1 night

Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, tour the pleasant surroundings at Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, and then meet the residents at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Motobu-cho travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kanazawa to Motobu-cho takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In February, Motobu-cho is warmer than Kanazawa - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Hiroshima — 2 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Motobu-cho in February, things will get slightly colder in Hiroshima: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
Side Trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan & Universal Studios Japan). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, visit Arashiyama, take a stroll through Gion, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

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.