14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan tour planner

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 4 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.
You've added Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, Inokashira Park, Roppongi Keyakizaka Dori, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Senso-ji Temple and St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Toshogu Shrine and Shimokitazawa. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at teamLab☆Planets, get great views at Daiba Park, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, and buy something for everyone on your list at Shibuya scramble square.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Tokyo is 16 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nara Park, Dotombori District and Todai-ji Temple. On the 2nd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, then pause for some photo ops at Ground Zero, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally make a trip to Okonomimura. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Misen, enjoy breathtaking views from Shishiiwa Tenbodai, stop by Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, then stroll around Momijidani Park, and finally make a trip to Gojuno To.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima holiday planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Kyoto

— 1 night
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've added Nanzenji Suirokaku, Eikando Zenrinji Temple, Maruyama Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Entoku-in, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nenenokomichi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, then go for a walk through Nanzenji Suirokaku, and finally walk around Maruyama Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kyoto are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Tokyo

— 4 nights
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Tokyo DisneySea, and other attractions. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kanda Myojin and Fukagawa Fudodo. Get some cultural insight at teamLab☆Planets and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Atre Kichijoji in Musashino, approximately Musashino away. See some other sides of Tokyo: wander the streets of Kagurazaka, get a taste of the local shopping with VenusFort, browse the different shops at Laforet HARAJUKU, and stop by Roppongi District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday maker tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.