14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + subway + train:  21​h 45​min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Naha
— 1 day
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
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 30th (Thu): stroll through Miyajima, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima tour planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in March: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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.
Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Fushimi Inari Taisha and Heian Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Universal Studios Japan, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Philosopher's Walk and wander the streets of Gion.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Bring the kids along to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Get some cultural insight at Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum. Have a day of magic on the 5th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu, and have some family-friendly fun at Akiba Fukurou.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in April, Tokyo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Toguchinohama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Yabiji, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and then stroll through Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Miyakojima trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Tokyo to Miyakojima in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in April; daily highs in Miyakojima reach 29°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

1
day
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
On the 10th (Mon), stroll through Naminoue Beach, then kick back and relax at Tropical Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Naha trip builder.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Naha in 1.5 hours. In April in Naha, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tropical Beach
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Tropical Beach ©
Tropical Beach
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Naminoue Beach
Naminoue Beach

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