14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
3
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Himeji (Nishi no Maru, Himeji Castle, &more) and Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Osaka road trip planning app.

Albuquerque, USA to Osaka is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 16 hour difference. While traveling from Albuquerque, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Osaka, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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.
On the 26th (Fri), take a stroll through Gion, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and finally identify plant and animal life at Yase Momiji no Komichi. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 28th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, thenget great views at Hakone Ropeway, and finally don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Narukawa Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, thentake an in-depth tour of Hakone Shrine, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally stroll around Onshi Hakone Park.

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Getting from Kyoto to Hakone-machi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or fly. While traveling from Kyoto, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, visit Odaiba District, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hakone-machi in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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