14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bandar Seri Begawan
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Osaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Miyazu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Kawaguchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Narita
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Bandar Seri Begawan

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Horyu-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuguji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodaiji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Hōzen-ji Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Osaka, stroll around Arima Onsen, then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Osaka tour itinerary builder app .

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Osaka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan to Osaka is 1 hour. In December, Osaka is much colder than Bandar Seri Begawan - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Miyazu.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Baths Parks

Side Trips

Ikaruga-cho, Toshodaiji Temple, Arima Onsen
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple
Toshodaiji Temple ©
Toshodaiji Temple
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen

1
night
Miyazu

Miyazu ©
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Miyazu Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Miyazu route planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Miyazu in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Osaka, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Miyazu, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks Nature Wineries
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Chion-ji Temple ©
Chion-ji Temple
Miyazu Catholic Church ©
Miyazu Catholic Church

2
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.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Enkō-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto route maker tool .

Drive from Miyazu to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Miyazu in December: highs in Kyoto hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take a stroll through Marunouchi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanda Myojin, take a stroll through Ueno, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozomon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
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Ueno ©
Ueno
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji

2
nights
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. On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitsuzoin Temple. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Omiya Bonsai Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hikawa Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saifuku-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisaizu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koryu-zan Tokaiji Temple, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Ibaraki Nature Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kawaguchi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kawaguchi by car takes about an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kawaguchi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Narita.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saitama, Sakuragi Shrine, Hachikokuyama Ryokuchi, Ibaraki Nature Museum, Tojo House
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Mitsuzoin Temple ©
Mitsuzoin Temple
Hikawa Shrine ©
Hikawa Shrine
Tojo House ©
Tojo House

4
nights
Narita

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Ubara Risokyo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Naritasan Omote Sando and Kodokan Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Narita: Kasamori-ji Temple (in Chonan-machi), Onjuku Beach (in Onjuku-machi) and Amabiki Kannon (in Sakuragawa). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Narita International Airport Terminal 1, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijion-ji Temple, get outside with Tarzania, and don't miss a visit to Watpaknam Nihon Betsuin.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Narita online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Kawaguchi to Narita takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kawaguchi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Narita, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ubara Risokyo, Amabiki Kannon, Ino Tadataka Memorial, Kodokan Park, Kasamori-ji Temple
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando
Kasamori-ji Temple ©
Kasamori-ji Temple

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