14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Launceston
Bus + Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Himeji
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
4
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Launceston

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in. Do your shopping at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Hase-dera Temple in Kamakura--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Asakusa, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip maker website.

Launceston, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Launceston to Tokyo. Traveling from Launceston in October, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ginkakuji Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Osaka (Daimaru Museum Umeda & Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum) and Dotombori (in Dotombori). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tofuku-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagoyama Reien Busharito. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jodoji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishino Hoden Oishi Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, and finally look for gifts at Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji journey maker.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Takasago, Jodoji Temple
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru
Jodoji Temple
Jodoji Temple

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 11th (Fri), look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, head off the coast to Miyajima, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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