14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Bus:  13 h 15 min
1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Niigata
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Shirakawa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
8
Osaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima attractions planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Hiroshima is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in February; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Niigata.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

1
night
Niigata

Niigata ©
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sanja Shrine, look for gifts at Ponshukan Niigata Station, pause for some photo ops at Niigata Station Chuken Tama Ko Statue, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery, then make a trip to Minato Inari Shrine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Niigata Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Niigata trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Niigata in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Hiroshima, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Niigata, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Shirakawa.

Things to do in Niigata

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries
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Sanja Shrine ©
Sanja Shrine
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery ©
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery
Minato Inari Shrine ©
Minato Inari Shrine

1
night
Shirakawa

Shirakawa ©
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. On the 5th (Fri), walk around Shirakawa Sekinomori Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Suirakuen, stroll around Nanko Park, then contemplate the long history of Komine Castle Remains, then take an in-depth tour of Kominejo Catsle History Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Myokanji Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shirakawa trip builder app.

You can drive from Niigata to Shirakawa in 3 hours. Traveling from Niigata in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of -2°C in Shirakawa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Shirakawa

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Shirakawa Sekinomori Park ©
Shirakawa Sekinomori Park
Suirakuen ©
Suirakuen
Komine Castle Remains ©
Komine Castle Remains

1
night
Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll around Cupola Square, walk around Oarata Kotsu Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kawaguchi Green Center, then meet the residents at Osaki Park Children's Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shakujo-ji Temple, and finally make a trip to Previously Tanaka Family House.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kawaguchi online tour builder.

Drive from Shirakawa to Kawaguchi in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Shirakawa in February, things will get a bit warmer in Kawaguchi: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oarata Kotsu Park, Osaki Park Children's Zoo
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Osaki Park Children's Zoo ©
Osaki Park Children's Zoo
Kawaguchi Green Center ©
Kawaguchi Green Center

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Tokyo Skytree, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and finally ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kawaguchi to Tokyo takes an hour. February in Tokyo sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
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 9th (Tue): make a trip to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, then explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and finally wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip builder.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in February, you will find days in Kanazawa are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

3
nights
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.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Otsu and see Jishu Shrine, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kyoto are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take a stroll through Dotombori and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle and then have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip builder website.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In February, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori ©
Dotombori

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