14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + train:  21​h
1
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Otemae Street, then admire the natural beauty at Kokoen Garden, and then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Himeji travel planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Himeji is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide in April, expect nights in Himeji to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Otemae Street ©
Otemae Street

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, then make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine and then get advice or help at Miyajima.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima sightseeing planner.

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

5
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.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera, take in the views from Togetsukyo, get advice or help at Fushimi Inari Taisha, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kyoto itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
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.
Have a day of magic on the 26th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get your game on at Akiba Fukurou, wander the streets of Akihabara, and make a trip to Tsukiji Market.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation builder.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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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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