14 days Japan Itinerary Itinerary

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Seattle
Fly:
13​h 45​min
Tokyo
— 4 days
3 nights
train:
2​h 30​min
Kanazawa
— 1 day
2 nights
train:
2​h 15​min
Kyoto
— 4 days
3 nights
train:
1​h 45​min
Hiroshima
— 2 days
3 nights
taxi + Fly + train:
3​h 30​min
Naha
— 2 days
1 night
Fly:
20​h 30​min
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4
days
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 sightseeing, shopping, parks, museums, and religious sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo itinerary maker.

Seattle, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 44°F in Tokyo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Sightseeing, Neighborhoods, Museums, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIPS : Chiyoda, Sumida, Minato, Taito, Shinjuku
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1
day
Kanazawa


An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Higashichaya Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle Park, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Nomura Samurai House.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in December, Kanazawa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Parks, Shopping
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4
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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). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

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Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Theme Parks, Neighborhoods
SIDE TRIP : Osaka
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2
days
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 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, then appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, stroll through Momijidani Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima.

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Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, taxi, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Sightseeing, Museums, Parks, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIP : Hatsukaichi
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2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Naminoue Beach, then don't miss a visit to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, and then step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sefa-Utaki, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikina-en Garden, then get a taste of the local shopping with Makishi Public Market, and finally look for gifts at Kokusai Street.

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You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Hiroshima to Naha in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Hiroshima in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Naha, with highs around 69°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Parks, Sightseeing, Shopping, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIP : Sefa-Utaki
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