14 Days in Japan Itinerary

14 Days in Japan Itinerary

Days 1-3: Tokyo

For tech geeks, Akihabara is the ultimate playground – skyscrapers filled with the latest gadgets, video games, and all things nerdy.  It's a real-life sci-fi wonderland where geeky dreams come true!

Now, let's chat about food. Tokyo's a foodie's dream, and you can't skip a sushi feast at Tsukiji Fish Market. Just imagine digging into the freshest, tastiest sushi you've ever eaten.

Cherry blossoms are Japan's heart! Imagine strolling through Ueno Park in full bloom, pink petals cascading like nature's confetti - a fairy tale moment, a cherished memory.

Day 4: Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is not just a mountain; it's a colossal work of nature's art, waiting for you to explore. Your Japan itinerary for 14 days would be incomplete without a visit to this iconic peak.

Explore Mount Fuji and Hakone without the hassle of planning with a day tour as part of Topdeck's Delve Deep: Japan tour. Your local guide ensures you don't miss any of the must-see spots!

Days 5-6: Kyoto

If you're planning a 14 day Japan itinerary, make sure to include Kyoto on your list. It's just over 2 hours on the Shinkansen (bullet train) and an absolute must-visit. 

Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion, will simply take your breath away.  Its shimmering gold leaf covering reflects in the surrounding pond, creating a picturesque scene that feels almost surreal.

But Kyoto isn't just about serene temples; it's also a bustling hub of culture. Dive into the vibrant streets of Gion, where you might spot a graceful Geisha or two!

If you want an authentic Japanese tea ceremony experience, Kyoto is the place to go. Traditionally invite-only, but travel experts like Contiki make it accessible for you to savor this enchanting experience!

Days 7-8: Nara

Nara is famous for its friendly, free-roaming deer population in Nara Park. There's hundreds of deer just hanging out in the park, ready to be your new best friends.

Now, let's talk history. Nara was Japan's capital in the 8th century, and the remnants of that era are all around you. The Great Buddha Hall in Todai-ji Temple houses one of the world's largest bronze Buddha statues.

Oh, and the food! Nara is famous for its Kakinoha sushi – sushi wrapped in persimmon leaves. It's a burst of flavours you won't find anywhere else.

Days 9-10: Osaka

If you're planning a Japan tour, Osaka is an absolute must-visit. It offers an exhilarating ride through culture, food, and entertainment.

You step off the train and are instantly embraced by the vibrant energy of Dotonbori, Osaka's famous entertainment district The neon lights reflect on the canal, and the aroma of street food fills the air. 

But here's the kicker – Universal Studios Japan! From Wizarding World of Harry Potter to jaw-dropping rollercoasters, it's an amusement park on steroids! 

Days 11-12: Hiroshima & Miyajima Island

Hiroshima, a city with a powerful history, is an incredible blend of past and present. The Atomic Bomb Dome, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands as a stark reminder of the past.

Miyajima Island is just a stone's throw away from Hiroshima - a place where time seems to stand still. Itsukushima Shrine appears to float on water during high tide, making it one of Japan's most picturesque spots.

Days 13-14: Hokkaido

Hokkaido is like a hidden gem waiting to be discovered, and once you experience its mesmerising beauty, you'll wonder why you hadn't visited sooner.

But Hokkaido isn't just about being one with nature; it's got some pretty cool urban vibes too. Sapporo, the island's capital, is a buzzing metropolis with a youthful energy that's impossible to resist. 

And the onsen culture is next level in Hokkaido. Picture yourself in a natural hot spring, nestled amidst the embrace of majestic mountains or tucked away in a serene forest setting. It's pure relaxation.

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