14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hakone-machi
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Nara
— Few hours
train:  45​min
6
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Dubai

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and contemplate the long history of Tokyo National Museum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Tokyo is 5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley. Keep things going the next day: trek along Hakone Stone‐paved Road, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and finally get great views at Hakone Ropeway.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

1
night
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 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Hiroshima in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hiroshima, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Himeji (Koko-en Garden & Himeji Castle). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senko-ji Temple, examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Osaka day trip website .

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Osaka are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Himeji
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

few
hours
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then walk around Nara Park, then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nara trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Nara sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

3
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip tool .

You can take a train from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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