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
Train
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 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 Enoshima Sea Candle, Todoroki Valley, Happy Road Oyama Shotengai, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Kishamichi Promenade and Kuhombutsu Joshin-ji Temple. Head to Shibuya scramble square and Takeshita Streetfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: stroll around Kinuta Park and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route planner.

Calgary, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Tokyo, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Calgary in November; daily highs in Tokyo reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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 flight from Tokyo to Osaka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 take a train 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. On the 3rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyama Shrine, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Kyoto

— 2 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've added Nanzenji Suirokaku, Eikando Zenrinji Temple, Maruyama Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), 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 contemplate the long history of Keage Incline. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Hero Tour Japan, browse for treasures at Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rokuharamitsuji Temple, don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, then stroll around Maruyama Park, and finally take a stroll through Shinbashi Dori.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Tokyo

— 3 nights
Your list of things to see and do now includes Todoroki Valley, Happy Road Oyama Shotengai, Roppongi Keyakizaka Dori, and other attractions. Kishamichi Promenade and Hanazono Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Observatory, Seaside Top and Atre Kichijoji. See even more of Tokyo: buy something for everyone on your list at Futako Tamagawa Rise.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 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.