14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: London

5
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.
You've added Asakusa, Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), Takeshita Street, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker site .

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Tokyo. In October, Tokyo is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Suntory Distillery・Suntory Hakushu Distillery
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Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

2
nights
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 26th (Mon): take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood, sample the tasty concoctions at Yachiya Sake Brewery, then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Shofukaku Garden, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, make a trip to Omicho Market, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then walk around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Gyokusen-immaru Garden.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

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

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Camellia Tea Ceremony FLOWER, Kinkaku-ji, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and take a stroll through Gion.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip website .

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara Park, Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Gion
Gion

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Osaka Free Walking Tour, Shimada Shoten, Dotonbori, and other attractions. On the 1st (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, stop by Shimada Shoten, then wander the streets of Dotonbori, then gain interesting insight with Osaka Free Walking Tour, and finally snap pictures at Ebisu Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary builder site .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Osaka Free Walking Tour ©
Osaka Free Walking Tour
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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