14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

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

— 2 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip maker site.

Honolulu, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 19 hours traveling from Honolulu to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 62°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Kanazawa

— 1 night
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 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kanazawa vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:

Fukuoka

— 2 nights

City of Yatai

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 11th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Raizan Sennyoji Daihioin, then take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, and then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, then admire the natural beauty at Komyozen-ji Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Fukuoka Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fukuoka road trip website.

Getting from Kanazawa to Fukuoka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 13th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:

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.
On the 14th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then wander the streets of Dotombori District. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, then examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and then walk around Nara Park.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

Kyoto

— 5 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, visit Gion, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.