14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kusatsu-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Minakami-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Yamagata
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Sendai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Bangkok


Learn more about your trip

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.
Attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Edo-Tokyo Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tokyo Sea Life Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

Plan trip to Tokyo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Bangkok, Thailand to Tokyo is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Bangkok to Tokyo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in October, things will get a bit cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kusatsu-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

1
night
Kusatsu-machi

Kusatsu-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then take in the natural beauty of Yubatake, and then take an in-depth tour of Jukambo National Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kusatsu-machi vacation planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Kusatsu-machi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in October, things will get a bit cooler in Kusatsu-machi: highs are around 21°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Minakami-machi.

Things to do in Kusatsu-machi

Parks Nature Spas
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Yubatake ©
Yubatake
Onsen Resorts

1
night
Minakami-machi

Minakami-machi
Perched beneath the foothills of several soaring mountains, the town of Minakami-machi provides a picturesque stepping stone from which to explore the dramatic surrounding scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Minakami-machi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kusatsu-machi to Minakami-machi takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yamagata.

Things to do in Minakami-machi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

1
night
Yamagata

Yamagata ©
The town of Yamagata and its surrounding prefecture have a wealth of attractions, both man-made and natural.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): head outdoors with Shiginoya Chinuma and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Risshaku-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yamagata online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Minakami-machi to Yamagata takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Sendai.

Things to do in Yamagata

Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Risshaku-ji Temple ©
Risshaku-ji Temple

1
night
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tanabata Museum, then make a trip to Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Sedai Arahama Elementary School, then step into the grandiose world of Sendai Castle (Aoba Castle), and finally take in breathtaking views at Okunikkawa Ravine.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sendai trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Yamagata to Sendai by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yamagata in October since evenings lows in Sendai dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Sendai

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Tanabata Museum ©
Tanabata Museum

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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto attractions site .

Getting from Sendai to Kyoto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Sendai in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Similar Plans

17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM EGYPT October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CHILE September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO November, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans