14 days in Japan Itinerary

14 days in Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Kamakura
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Hachijo-machi
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Ogasawara-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h
4
Kozushima-mura
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Fuji
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Hakone-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Nikko
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
8
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Kamakura

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 31st (Mon), make a trip to Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), contemplate the long history of Hase-dera Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), and finally steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kamakura road trip tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kamakura is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kamakura. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get much colder in Kamakura: highs are around 9°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Hachijo-machi.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites
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Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

1
night
Hachijo-machi

Hachijo-machi
On the 1st (Tue), kick back and relax at Sokodo Beach, kick back and relax at Occhogahama, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hachijo-machi day trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Kamakura to Hachijo-machi with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ogasawara-mura.

Things to do in Hachijo-machi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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1
night
Ogasawara-mura

Ogasawara-mura ©
On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Mt. Mikadukiyama Observation deck, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mimamishima, then take in the waterfront activity at Kominato Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Ogasawara Ocean Center. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anijima Seto Undersea Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsuri Beach, then take in the waterfront activity at Kopepe Beach, and finally get great views at Nakayama Pass Observatory.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ogasawara-mura trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hachijo-machi to Ogasawara-mura. Traveling from Hachijo-machi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Ogasawara-mura: highs are around 23°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kozushima-mura.

Things to do in Ogasawara-mura

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kominato Beach ©
Kominato Beach
Ogasawara Ocean Center ©
Ogasawara Ocean Center
Minamijima ©
Minamijima

1
day
Kozushima-mura

Kozushima-mura ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Suihaizo Monument, don't miss a visit to Buttoshi Rock, stop by Yochare Center - Processing of marine products store, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Tenjo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Akasaki Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kozushima-mura trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Ogasawara-mura to Kozushima-mura with the Route module. Traveling from Ogasawara-mura in January, things will get little chillier in Kozushima-mura: highs are around 11°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fuji.

Things to do in Kozushima-mura

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mt. Tenjo ©
Mt. Tenjo

1
night
Fuji

Fuji ©
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Tago no Tsuki Honten, then play a few rounds at River Fuji Country Club, and then stroll through Hiromi Park.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fuji itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Kozushima-mura to Fuji takes 5.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors Golf Parks
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River Fuji Country Club ©
River Fuji Country Club
Hiromi Park ©
Hiromi Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pola Museum of Art, examine the collection at Hakone Venetian Glass Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Odawara Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Atami Sun Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinomiya Shrine, and finally steep yourself in history at Kiunkaku.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Hakone-machi online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fuji to Hakone-machi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Fuji in January, plan for slightly colder days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nikko.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Atami, Odawara Castle
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Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Kinomiya Shrine ©
Kinomiya Shrine
Kiunkaku ©
Kiunkaku

2
nights
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chuzenji, stroll through Nikko National Park, then steep yourself in history at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and finally take in the views from Shinkyo. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Yutaki Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Ryuzu Waterfall, then contemplate the long history of Nikko Futarasan Jinja Shrine, and finally stroll through Shoyoen.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nikko trip planning app .

Getting from Hakone-machi to Nikko by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Nikko can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nikko National Park
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Lake Chuzenji ©
Lake Chuzenji
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls

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.
Head to Ginza and Tsukiji Marketfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Odaiba and Asakusa. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, get a taste of the local shopping with Harajuku Takeshita-dori, and wander the streets of Akihabara.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip tool .

You can drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nikko in January: highs in Tokyo hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

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