14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
6
Fukuoka
— 1 night

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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, walk around Ueno Park, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Tokyo, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in March, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Kenrokuen no Yukizuri, then contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and finally make a trip to Omicho Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip planning site.

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, Kanazawa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip planning tool.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip maker website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Himeji
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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 9th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 10th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, go for a walk through Ohori Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip builder app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Highlights from your plan
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center ©
Tenjin Underground Shopping Center

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