Discover Japan in 2 Weeks: A Comprehensive Guide on the Itineraries

Last Updated: March 01,2024

Japan, a country steeped in rich history, seamlessly fuses modern technology with ancient traditions, creating a captivating tapestry of experiences. Wondering how to make the most of a two-week stay? The possibilities are endless – embark on a family tour, embark on a romantic honeymoon, go on a culinary odyssey, savor Sakura scenery in full bloom, or delve into the country's history by visiting some of its most important temples and shrines. The journey from the time-honored city of Kyoto to the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, bask in the magnificence of Mount Fuji and unwind in the rejuvenating hot springs of Kyushu. In a 2 week trip to Japan, you'll traverse Japan's diverse landscapes, relish its delectable cuisines, and immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of cultures, creating lasting memories of an enriching and multifaceted adventure.

Table of Contents

■2-Week Japan Family Tours

■2-Week Japan Temples and Shrines Tours

■2-Week Honeymoon Tours in Japan

■2-Week Japan Cherry Blossom Tours

■2-Week Japan Culinary Tours

■2-Week Japan Seniors Tours

■Costs for a 2-Week Tour in Japan

■Japan Travel Advice on Temperature and Dressing

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2-Week Japan Family Tours

Embark on an irresistible adventure with your family in the enchanting land of Japan, where in just two weeks, you can be immersed in the rich atmosphere of traditional Japanese temples, revel in the beauty of its nature, savor authentic Japanese cuisine, and marvel at the wonders of its unique technology. If you're traveling with kids, hesitate no more – submit your requirements, and we'll tailor-make the perfect itinerary with them in consideration. Brace yourself for amusement park thrills, anime-themed activities, and delightful local cuisines designed to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable Japan family trip.

An 11-day excursion is a popular choice among our customers, so let's check one out now:

11-day Japan Family Tour

Quick Access>>>11 Days Tokyo - Hakone - Takayama - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka Tour

Summary of Tour

Days 1-3: Tokyo (Meiji Jingu Shrine, Senso-ji, Shinjuku Golden Street)

Days 4: Hakone (Onsen, Owaku-dani Valley, Lake Ashi, Hakone Shrine)

Days 5-6: Matsumoto and Takayama (Matsumoto Castle, Lake Suwa, shirakawa-go, Takayama Jinya)

Days 7-9: Kyoto (Kiyomizu Temple, Nijo Castle, Fushimi Inari Shrine)

Days 10-11: Osaka (Osaka Castle, Ninja experience, Dotonbori)

Meiji Jingu Shrine

Detailed Itinerary of the 11-day Family Japan Tour

●Day 1-2: Tokyo Exploration

After a well-deserved rest on your first day, dive into Tokyo's vibrant energy. Day two is filled with cultural wonders—explore Meiji Jingu Shrine, embrace Harajuku's trendy fashion, and stroll down the tree-lined Omotesando Avenue. Relax in the lush Yoyogi Park and pay a visit to the historic Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa.

Day 3: Tokyo Delights

Embark on a culinary adventure at Tsukiji Fish Market, partake in a sushi-making class in Shinjuku, explore the lively Shinjuku Golden Street, and visit Odaiba Seaside Park for scenic views. Round off the day with a surreal dining experience at the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku's Kabukicho district.

Day 4: Tokyo to Hakone Adventure

Escape to Hakone for a day of wonders—cruise Lake Ashino, admire Hakone Shrine, explore Owakudani's volcanic activity via the Hakone Ropeway, and revel in the artistry of the Venetian Glass Museum overlooking Owakudani Valley.

Day 5: Hakone to Takayama Exploration

Visit the historic Matsumoto Castle, appreciate the beauty of Suwa Lake, and explore the renowned Suwa Taisha shrine, all while transitioning to the charming town of Takayama.

Day 6: Takayama Discovery

Uncover the charm of Takayama at Miyagawa Morning Market, explore Takayama Jinya, and venture to the picturesque Shirakawa-go mountain village.

Day 7: Kyoto Heritage Journey

Embark on a full day in Kyoto, exploring iconic sites like Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kinkaku-dera Temple, Nijo Castle, and the historic Nishiki Market.

Day 8: Nara and Fushimi Excursion

Embark on a full-day excursion from Kyoto, exploring Fushimi Inari Taisha, the historic town of Uji with its tea cultivation history, and Nara Park with its roaming deer and Tōdai-ji Temple.

Day 9: Kyoto Arashiyama Adventure

Discover the historical and scenic wonders of Arashiyama, with visits to Tenryuji Temple, Sagano Scenic Railway, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Togetsukyo Bridge, and the serene Okochi-Sanso.

Day 10-11: Osaka Highlights before Departure

Conclude your journey with highlights in Osaka—explore Kuromon Ichiba market, visit Osaka Castle, experience ninja training in Asakusa, indulge in shopping at HEP Five, and savor the vibrant local foods of the bustling Dotonbori district. Depart Japan with cherished memories of a diverse and enriching adventure.

Ninja Experience

What to Expect from Our Family Tour

Soak up Tokyo’s vibrant sights in Harajuku and Omotesando districts.

Admire the traditional, historical architecture at Shirakawago & similar historical neighborhoods.

Savor the wide variety of delicacies in the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market.

Engage in a crash course on how to make delicious, genuine sushi.

Live traditional style in a Japanese Ryokan and relax in an onsen in Hakone.

Learn how to wield ninja tools like throwing stars & blow darts in a fun, safe Ninja training experience.

Learn the history of and drink the very best matcha at Uji’s Matcha Street.

Gaze at and even feed some of the thousands of tame deer that freely roam Nara Park.

This 11-day Japan family itinerary blends traditional and modern experiences into one journey that explores Japan's rich culture and entertainment, allowing your family to experience and create unforgettable memories together.

Kiyomizu Temple

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2-Week Japan Temples and Shrines Tours

For those captivated by the allure of Japanese temples and shrines, a 2-week historical and cultural journey awaits. Dive deep into the spiritual tapestry of Japan, exploring iconic sites such as Meiji Shrine, Senso-Ji Temple, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Tenryuji Temple, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple, and the enchanting Itsukushima Shinto Shrine.

If you're interested in staying overnight at a temple lodge (shukubō), don't hesitate to tell us your expectations. We'll curate a personalized experience tailored to your preferences so you can make the very best of the Japan 14 day itinerary through Japan's deep-rooted culture and religious history. Embark on the Japan 2 week tour to explore the temples & shrines in Japan.

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

14-Day Japan Panoramic Culture and Temple Tour

Quick Access>>> 14 Days Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Hakone - Takayama - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Nara - Arashiyama - Koyasan - Takamatsu - Naoshima - Okayama

Spending 2 weeks in Japan can also expand their cultural tour to Koyasan, Takamatsu, and Naoshima for a special temple lodging experience and more art & heritage & history exploration. For this Japan panoramic culture and temple tour, each day is carefully planned to showcase the rich cultural and natural heritage of Japan. Let's embark on this 14-day journey.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Summary of Tour

Days 1-3: Tokyo (Meiji Jingu Shrine, Senso-ji, Tsukiji Market, Make Sushi)

Days 4-5:  Mt. Fuji and Hakone  (Onsen, West Lake Village, Arakurayama Sengen Shrine, Owaku-dani Valley, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise)

Days 6-7: Takayama and Kanazawa (Takayama Jinya, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa Castle, Kenrokuen, Higashi Chaya District)

Days 8-9: Kyoto (Togetsukyo Bridge, Tenryu-ji, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Sagano Bamboo Forest)

Days 10-11: Koyasan (Shukubo Temple Experience)

Days 12-13: Naoshima (Naoshima Ferry, Lee Ufan Art Museun, Naoshima Pavillion,Chichu Art Museum)

Day 14: Osaka Exit

Tenryu-ji Temple

Detailed Itineraries of the Japan Panoramic Culture and Temple Tour in 14 Days

Day 1 - Welcome to Japan!

Arrive in Tokyo and enjoy a worry-free transfer to your hotel with a private car.

Day 2 - Tokyo's Spiritual and Stylish Triad

Visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo Imperial Palace, and Senso-ji Temple to explore Japan's spiritual heritage.

Day 3 - Tokyo's Culinary and Nightlife Adventure

Experience Tsukiji Fish Market and a Sushi Making Class for a taste of Tokyo's cuisine; visit Odaiba Seaside Park for the picturesque landscapes and a tranquil beach; and stroll around Shinjuku's Golden Street for nightlife adventure.

Day 4 - Exploring Mount Fuji's Beauty

Discover West Lake Village, Oshino Hakkai, Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave, and Arakurayama Sengen Park for the beauty of the Fuji Five Lakes region. Experience the calming effect of natural hot springs in the Fuji Five Lakes to relieve tiredness.

Day 5 - Hakone's Scenic Journey

Enjoy a Hakone Day Tour, including a Shinkansen ride, a "Hakone Pirate Ship" cruise, and visits to Owakudani Valley and the Glass Museum.

Day 6 - Takayama's Cultural Treasures

Visit Miyagawa Morning Market, Shirakawa-go, Hida Villages, and Takayama Jinya to experience the rich heritage of Takayama.

Day 7 - Kanazawa's Cultural Riches

Explore Kanazawa Castle, Nagamachi Samurai District, Kenrokuen Garden, Higashi Chaya District, and Kanazawa's Geisha District before traveling to Kyoto by Shinkansen.

Day 8 - Kyoto's Sacred and Scenic Treasures

Visit Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka Shrine, and Fushimi Inari Shrine to explore Kyoto's highlights. And visit Nara Park, and Tōdai-ji Temple to enjoy Nara's cultural marvels.

Day 9 - Arashiyama's Natural Beauty

Discover Togetsukyo Bridge, Tenryu-ji Temple, Bamboo Forest, and Okochi Mountain Villa for Arashiyama's natural beauty.

Day 10 - Koyasan's Spiritual Journey

Explore Koyasan's Okunoin, Kongobu-ji Temple, Danjo Garan, Koyasan Reihokan Museum, and Tokugawa's Mausoleum. Stay overnight in Koyasan to enjoy the Shukubo temple experience.

Day 11 - Private Transfer to Osaka

Enjoy a private transfer from Koyasan to Osaka.

Day 12 - Art and Heritage in Takamatsu

Visit Takamatsu Castle, Lee Ufan Art Museum, and Benesse House Museum for a blend of history and contemporary art.

Day 13 - Art and History in Naoshima and Okayama

Explore Naoshima Pavilion, Chichu Art Museum, Okayama Castle, and Korakuen Garden to discover art and history.

Day 14 - Departure

Enjoy free time until your guide escorts you to the airport for your onward flight.

Kanazawa Castle

What Differentiates this Itinerary from the other Itineraries?

What makes this 14-day Japan cultural tour different are as follows:

-Experience the serene and spiritual ambiance of Koyasan, exploring Okunoin cemetery and Kongobu-ji Temple.

-Immerse in contemporary art at Benesse House Museum on Naoshima and Lee Ufan Art Museum in Takamatsu.

-Have the opportunity for a temple stay (Shukubo) in Koyasan, adding a unique and serene aspect to the trip.

-Take in panoramic views from locations like Takamatsu Castle.

-Learn about traditional Japanese architecture in Hida Villages.

Naoshima Pavilion

Embarking on this Japan tour spanning Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Arashiyama, Koyasan, Takamatsu, Naoshima, and Okayama in 14 days, senior visitors can gain a rich and diverse cultural experience, explore historical landmarks, enjoy natural scenery, and partake in leisurely activities.

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Honeymoon in Kimono

2-Week Honeymoon Tours in Japan

Picture a honeymoon adorned with vibrant flowers, mesmerizing Tokyo nightscapes from a helicopter, and intimate rooftop dining – a dream come true if you contact our travel experts to tailor your itinerary and let the magic begin. Let us transform your vision into reality with our curated 2 week honeymoon Japan tours, offering 8, 10, and 14-day itineraries tailored to your schedule. Immerse yourselves in the romance of iconic Japanese destinations, where cultural experiences, scenic beauty, and delectable culinary adventures intertwine. Here's a glimpse of the enchanting Japan 10 days tour awaiting your love story.

Arakurayama Sengen Shrine

10-day Romantic Honeymoon in Japan

Quick Access>>> 10 Days Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Kyoto – Osaka Tour

Summary of Tour

Days 1-4: Tokyo (Tsukiji Market, Shinjuku Golden Street, Experience the night view of Tokyo, Imperial Palace, Senso-ji)

Days 5-6: Mt.Fuji and Hakone (Onsen, West Lake Village, Arakurayama Sengen Shrine, Owaku-dani Valley, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise)

Days 7-8: Kyoto (Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nara Park)

Days 9-10: Osaka Umeda Sky Building rooftop dining, Ninja experience, Osaka Castle Park)

Owaku-dani Valley

Detailed Itinerary for the Japan 10 Days Honeymoon Tour

Day 1-2: Tokyo Exploration

Enjoy a leisurely day on day 1, followed by a day of exploration on day 2, visiting Tsukiji Fish Market, Odaiba Seaside Park, Shibuya Sky Observation Deck, and the iconic Hachiko statue. Experience the lively atmosphere of Shinjuku Golden Street and savor top-class sushi at Tsukiji Fish Market.

Day 3: Tokyo Delights

Indulge in an Imahan Sukiyaki lunch and embark on a mesmerizing helicopter tour for a night view of Tokyo, including a close-up of Tokyo Sky Tree.

Day 4: Tokyo Adventures

Immerse yourself in Akihabara's electronics and anime culture, visit the Shibuya Sky Observation Deck, explore the Pokémon Center store and Nintendo Tokyo, and engage in a unique, ninja-themed dinner theater at Ninja Restaurant.

Day 5: Mt. Fuji Excursion

Explore West Lake Village, Oishi Park, Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave, and Arakurayama Sengen Park for stunning views of Mount Fuji.

Day 6: Hakone Experience

Admire Mt. Fuji's beauty with a Hakone Pirate Ship ride on Lake Ashino, explore Owakudani's volcanic landscape on the Hakone Ropeway, and learn about the legendary black jade.

Day 7: Kyoto Cultural Journey

Discover the historical and picturesque Arashiyama, including Tenryuji Temple, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Togetsukyo Bridge, and Okochi-Sanso. Conclude the day with a traditional Kaiseki cuisine at Gion Hanasaki.

Day 8: Kyoto and Nara Exploration

Visit Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Hanamikoji Dori, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Nara Park, and Tōdai-ji Temple.

Day 9-10: Osaka Highlights Before Departure

Explore Kuromon Ichiba, Osaka Castle, experience a Ninja Outfit, visit HEP Five, take a ride on HEP Five Ferris wheel, savor the vibrant food scene at Dotonbori, and culminate your Japan tour on the 10th day.

Sukiyaki Lunch

Why Opt for Our Japan 10 Days Itinerary for Honeymoon Tour?

Diverse Destinations: Encompassing renowned locations such as Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, and Osaka.

Romantic Ambiance: Featuring idyllic settings like cherry blossom parks and panoramic helicopter views.

Culinary Delights: Couples indulge in sukiyaki lunch, distinctive dining experiences, and exploration of local markets.

Cultural Engagement: Immerse in Japanese culture through visits to historical sites and the chance to don a ninja outfit.

Scenic Grandeur: Revel in breathtaking landscapes at destinations like Lake Ashino and the Shibuya Sky Observation Deck.

Balanced Leisure and Excitement: A harmonious mix of serene interludes in Hakone and thrilling activities, including a helicopter tour.

Luxurious Travel: Private transfers, upscale dining, and cultural activities elevate the trip to a luxurious level.

Blend of Tradition and Modernity: Seamlessly combining traditional temple visits with contemporary attractions like Odaiba Seaside Park.

In short, our 10 days trip to Japan spanning Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, and Osaka promises a fusion of romance, cultural immersion, and unforgettable experiences, creating the perfect backdrop for a delightful honeymoon in Japan.

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Meguro River Sakura

2-Week Japan Cherry Blossom Tours

Japan becomes an enchanting destination in spring when cherry blossoms bloom. Aside from the added beauty to some of the places you'll visit during this season, from March to April, the country hosts numerous cherry blossom festivals as well. To fully savor the breathtaking view of cherry blossoms in full bloom, planning a 2 week trip to Japan is ideal. Here, we present our curated Japan 15 days itinerary for you to enjoy the spectacular view at Japanese Cherry Blossom Season.

*Please note that the flowering dates depend on climate conditions, and the blooming period is short (around 7 days). To ensure you don't miss this spectacle, let us handle the comprehensive arrangements for your cherry blossom viewing experience—you just need to fill out this form now.

Kimono Photography

15-day Japan Cherry Blossom & Culture Tour

Quick Access>>>15 Days Tokyo - Hakone - Mt.Fuji - Matsumoto - Takayama - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Miyajima - Osaka Tour

Summary of Tour

Days 1-3: Tokyo (Gyoen Shinjuku, Megurogawa River, Tokyo National Museum, Conveyor Belt Sushi)

Days 4-5: Mt.Fuji and Hakone (Onsen, Owaku-dani Valley, West Lake Village, Arakurayama Sengen Shrine)

Days 6-7: Takayama (Matsumoto Castle, Lake Suwa, Shirakawa-go, Takayama Jinya)

Days 8: Kanazawa (Kenrokuen, Kanazawa's Geisha District)

Days 9-11: Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji Temple, The Philosopher's Path, Kimono and Tea Ceremony Experience, Daigo-ji)

Days12-13: Hiroshima (Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Miyajima)

Days 14: Osaka (Ninja experience, KaniDouraku Restaurant, Street food experience)

Osaka Street Food

Detailed Itinerary of the 15-day Japan Cherry Blossom Tour

Day 1-2: Tokyo's Blossom Extravaganza

Begin your journey at Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo's largest, then immerse yourself in the seasonal beauty of Shinjuku Gyoen, one of Tokyo's largest parks, and take a stroll along Chidorigafuchi/Meguro River for enchanting cherry blossom scenery.

Day 3: Tokyo's Cultural Treasures

Explore the cultural heart of Tokyo with a visit to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, followed by a dive into Akihabara's vibrant "Electric Town." Round off the day at the Tokyo National Museum, home to a vast collection of art and artifacts.

Day 4: Hakone's Serenity and Wonders

Embark on a day of serenity at Lake Ashino, coupled with a scenic boat ride on the Hakone Pirate Ship. Witness the volcanic wonders of Owakudani and its legendary black jade against the backdrop of Mt. Fuji.

Day 5: Mt. Fuji Scenery

Discover the charm of West Lake Village, meander through Oshino Hakkai's eight ponds, explore the Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave, and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Mt. Fuji from Arakurayama Sengen Park.

Day 6: Takayama and Matsumoto's Timeless Charms

Visit the iconic Matsumoto Castle, experience the picturesque Suwa Lake, and delve into the historical significance of Suwa Taisha, one of Japan's oldest shrines.

Day 7: Takayama's Cultural Odyssey

Wander through the lively Miyagawa Morning Market, step back in time at the Takayama Jinya, and marvel at the unique thatched-roof houses in Shirakawa-go.

Day 8: Kanazawa's Cultural Marvels

Explore the Nagamachi Samurai district, revel in the beauty of Kenrokuen, and immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the Higashi Chaya and Geisha districts.

Day 9: Kyoto's Cherry Blossom Elegance

Marvel at the Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji Temple, stroll along the Philosopher's Path adorned with cherry blossoms and partake in a Japanese Traditional Culture Performance.

Day 10: Kyoto's Blossom Symphony

Visit the iconic Kiyomizu-dera, explore Nishi Honganji and Higashi Honganji temples, and engage in a Kimono and Tea Ceremony Experience.

Day 11: Kyoto's Timeless Gems and Nara’s Deer

Discover the history of sake brewing at Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, visit the beautiful Daigo-ji temple, and feed tame deer in Nara Park.

Day 12: Hiroshima's Historical Exploration

Reflect on history at the Atomic Bomb Dome, explore Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, and delve into the past at Hiroshima Castle.

Day 13: Miyajima's Island Serenade

Experience the romantic beauty of Miyajima with its iconic Torii gate and visit the centuries-old Itsukushima Shrine.

Day 14-15: Osaka's Full Day Extravaganza

Explore the historic Osaka Castle, relive childhood dreams with a Ninja Experience in Asakusa, and discover the vibrant shopping and food district of Dotonbori.

Fuji Kawaguchiko Cherry Blossom

Experience the enchantment of springtime in Japan with our meticulously crafted tours, seamlessly blending cultural riches, natural marvels, and the awe-inspiring beauty of cherry blossoms. Each day during 2 weeks in Japan promises a journey through historic shrines, serene temples, and picturesque landscapes, offering unique cultural encounters and captivating scenery at every turn.

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Japanese Culinary Delight

2-Week Japan Culinary Tours

Embark on a 2-week culinary odyssey in Japan, where the journey goes beyond iconic attractions and historic heritage. Immerse yourself in hands-on experiences like sushi-making classes and explore vibrant local markets. The culinary adventure of Japan 2 weeks itinerary is not just about savoring flavors; it's a chance to delve into the art and techniques that define Japanese cuisine.

*For an optimal dining experience adhering to Japan's strict dining policies, leave us a message for personalized arrangements.

Join us on a 2 weeks trip to Japan, discovering Japan's culinary treasures, cultural marvels, and exciting adventures.

14-day Thrilling Food Expedition in Japan

Quick Access: 14 Days Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Hakone - Kyoto - Nara - Arashiyama - Takamatsu - Naoshima - Okayama – Osaka

Tsukiji Fish Market

Summary of Tour

Days 1-4: Tokyo (Tsukiji Fish Market, Imahan Sukiyaki Lunch, Ninja Cafe, Go-kart Driving)

Days 5-6: Mt.Fuji and Hakone (Onsen, Owaku-dani Valley, West Lake Village, Arakurayama Sengen Shrine, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise)

Days 7-8: Kyoto (Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Kimono Experience, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Hanasaki Kaiseki Cuisine Mai)

Day 9: Hyogo (Naruto & Boruto Park at Nijigen no Mori)

Day10: Takamatsu (Takamatsu Castle)

Day 11: Okayama (Okayama Castle)

Days 12-14: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Ninja Experience, Street Food Experience)

Make Sushi

Detailed Itinerary of the 14-day Culinary Adventure in Japan

Day 1-2: Tokyo Cultural Immersion

Embark on a Tokyo journey, delving into the city's culture with visits to Senso-ji Temple, Akihabara, and the enchanting Ghibli Museum. Treat yourself to a top-quality Imahan Sukiyaki Lunch.

Day 3: Tokyo Culinary and Urban Exploration

Experience Tokyo's culinary delights and urban wonders, exploring the iconic Tsukiji Fish Market, trying your hand at sushi making, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of Shinjuku, visiting Odaiba Seaside Park, and strolling around Shinjuku Golden Street.

Day 4: Tokyo Thrills and Unique Experiences

Feel the excitement with go-kart street racing in Akihabara. Immerse yourself in the worlds of Pokemon and Nintendo at their dedicated centers. Conclude the day with a one-of-a-kind dining experience at Ninja Cafe Asakusa.

Day 5: Scenic Getaways around Mt. Fuji

Discover the picturesque surroundings of Mt. Fuji, indulging in the charm of West Lake Village, enjoying unique views from Oishi Park, exploring Narusawa Ice Cave, and capturing the breathtaking panorama from Arakurayama Sengen Park.

Day 6: Hakone's Natural and Nautical Wonders

Embark on a Hakone Day Tour, cruising on the Hakone Pirate Ship and soaring on the Hakone Ropeway. Explore the volcanic wonders of Owakudani and the legendary black jade. Conclude the day with a scenic Shinkansen ride to Kyoto.

Day 7: Kyoto and Nara Cultural Expedition

Immerse yourself in a cultural journey with a Kimono photography experience, and visits to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Yasaka Shrine, and Hanamikoji Dori in Kyoto. Head to Nara to encounter the deer at Nara Park and explore the iconic Tōdai-ji Temple.

Day 8: Kyoto’s Gion Elegance and Arashiyama Serenity

Experience the beauty of Arashiyama through a walking tour, a ride on the Sagano Train, and visits to the iconic Togetsukyo Bridge and Okochi-Sanso. Delight in a traditional Kaiseki dinner in Gion.

Day 9: Anime Adventures in Nijigen no Mori (Awaji Island Anime Park)

Embark on an anime-themed adventure at Naruto x Boruto Shinobi-zato in Nijigen no Mori, dedicated to anime attractions and experiences.

Day 10: Art and History in Takamatsu

Tour historical landmarks like Takamatsu Castle, Lee Ufan Art Museum, and the renowned Benesse House Museum on Naoshima Island.

Day 11: Exploring Naoshima’s Artistic Treasures

Discover Naoshima Pavilion, Chichu Art Museum, Okayama Castle, and the picturesque Korakuen Garden.

Day 12: Cinematic Thrills at Universal Studios Japan

Enjoy a day filled with cinematic adventures at Universal Studios Japan, including the thrilling Super Nintendo World.

Days 13-14: Osaka's Culinary and Entertainment Extravaganza

Uncover the delights of Kuromon Ichiba, explore Osaka Castle, experience ninja training, take a ride on the Donki Ferris Wheel, and indulge in the diverse food scene of Dotonbori.

Kuromon Ichiba

Why Choose Our 14-day Japan Culinary Adventure?

This exciting 14 day Japan itinerary offers a diverse range of dining experiences, from savoring a traditional Imahan Sukiyaki Lunch to engaging in sushi-making classes and enjoying the unique ambiance of a Ninja Restaurant. Dive into the vibrant food culture by exploring renowned markets like Tsukiji Fish Market and Kuromon Ichiba, where local specialties and street food beckon. Elevate your culinary journey with exclusive dining experiences, including a visit to the esteemed Gion Hanasaki Kaiseki Cuisine Mai, celebrated for its exceptional Kaiseki cuisine.

In short, this 14-day-itinerary Japan Culinary Adventure seamlessly combines cultural exploration with a rich tapestry of culinary delights, promising an unforgettable and flavorful two-week journey.

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Nijo Castle

2-Week Japan Seniors Tours

Japan is also one of the popular destinations for seniors to take a visit. Senior travelers can explore iconic cultural sites, historical locations, and spiritual sites, discover scenic beauty, enjoy picturesque landscapes, taste authentic Japanese cuisine, and experience natural hot springs. Here is our hot itinerary recommended for the old visitors to Japan.

14-Day Japan Culture & History Essential Tour

Quick Access>>>14 Days Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Kyoto - Nara - Arashiyama - Hiroshima - Miyashima - Himeji - Okayama - Kurashiki - Osaka

Summary of Tour

Days 1-3: Tokyo (Meiji Jingu Shrine, Senso-ji, Tokyo National Museum)

Days 4-5: Mt. Fuji and Hakone (Onsen, West Lake Village, Arakurayama Sengen Shrine, Owaku-dani Valley, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise)

Days 6-8: Kyoto (Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Kimono and Tea Ceremony Experience, Sagano Bamboo Forest)

Days 9: Himeji (Himeji Castle)

Days 10-11: Okayama and Hiroshima (Okayama Castle, Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Itsukushima Shinto Shrine)

Days 12: Kurashiki (Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, Ohara Museum of Art)

Days 13-14: Osaka (Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, Street food experience)

Dotonbori

Detailed Itinerary of the 14 Days Cultural and Historical Tour

Day 1-2: Explore Tokyo's Cultural Gems 

Tokyo National Museum: Home to a vast collection of art and artifacts.

Meiji Jingu Shrine: A serene shrine near Harajuku.

Senso-Ji Temple: Tokyo's oldest temple in Asakusa.

Day 3: Experience Tokyo's Eclectic 

Tsukiji Fish Market: Once the world's largest, now a lively seafood spot with history.

Odaiba Seaside Park: Man-made beach on Tokyo Bay with great city views.

Shibuya Sky Deck: Offers an unobstructed rooftop view of Tokyo.

Hachiko's Statue: Iconic spot for a tribute to the famous loyal dog.

Day 4: Appreciate the Beauty around Mt. Fuji

West Lake Village: A charming thatched cottage village.

Oshino Hakkai: Picturesque ponds fed by Mt. Fuji's melting snow.

Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave: Explore volcanic caves covered with ice and filled with ice formations year-round.

Arakurayama Sengen Park: Famous for its cherry blossom trees and night views.

Day 5: Discover Hakone's Scenic Wonders

Lake Ashino: Cruise it aboard the Hakone Pirate Ship with views of Mt. Fuji.

Owakudani: Visit the volcanic valley for breathtaking sights.

Hakone Ropeway: Soar over the landscapes within a cable car.

Day 6: Delve into Kyoto's Rich Heritage and Tradition

Kiyomizu Temple: Admire the stunning views and feudal architecture.

Hanamikoji Dori: Explore its enchanting Geisha District.

Nijo Castle: Visit the historic castle with beautiful gardens.

Kimono Tea Ceremony: Immerse in a cultural activity of preparing and presenting tea while donning a traditional kimono.

Day 7: View Kyoto's Serene Beauty

Arashiyama: Over 1,000 years of history and nature's beauty. Over 1,000 years of history and natural beauty.

Tenryuji Temple: Behold its beautiful gardens and historic views.

Bamboo Forest: Unique sounds of the wind amidst a sea of towering bamboo stalks.

Togetsukyo Bridge: Picturesque four century old bridge in Arashiyama.

Okochi-Sanso: A gem of traditional Japanese architecture.

Kinkaku-ji Temple: Behold its enchanting Golden Pavilion, a highlight of Kyoto.

Day 8: Journey to Nara's Cultural Landmarks

Fushimi Inari Taisha: Walk through its iconic trail comprised of thousands of Torii gates.

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum: Learn more about the art of traditional sake brewing.

Nara Park: Encounter and feed some of its thousands of free-roaming deer, and pay a visit to Todai-ji Temple.

Day 9: Visit the grand Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle: Japan's Iconic feudal era White Heron Castle, the largest and most visited in the country.

Day 10: Exploring Western Japan's Feudal History & the Hiroshima Peace Memorials

Okayama Castle: Also known as "Crow Castle," behold the splendor of this restored feudal era castle.

Okayama Korakuen Garden: One of Japan's Three Great Gardens, located near Okayama Castle.

Atomic Bomb Dome: A World Heritage Site memorializing the last structure standing from the bombing.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: A memorial to the destruction and lives lost from the impact of the bomb.

Day 11: Experience Miyajima’s Enchantment

Itsukushima Shrine: Check out this famous "floating" Torii gate.

Kintai Bridge: Explore this historical wooden arch bridge.

Day 12: Discover Okayama's Cultural Treasures

Shukkeien Garden: A beautiful "shrunken-scenery" garden.

Kurashiki Bikan Quarter: Explore this picturesque historical area.

Ohara Museum of Art: Japan's first museum dedicated to Western art.

Day 13-14: Enjoy Osaka's Urban Highlights

Osaka Castle: A symbol of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's vision for a unified Japan.

Shinsaibashi: Shop around in this bustling retail district.

Dotonbori: Experience the vibrant food and entertainment district.

Street Food Experience: Let us guide you through Osaka’s Street food scene.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Embark on a tailor-made 2 weeks Japan trip designed for senior travelers, unraveling the rich tapestry of Japan's history and culture. Explore Kyoto's World Heritage Sites, witness the sacred allure of Miyajima's Torii gate, and be captivated by the timeless charm of Okayama and Himeji Castles. Admire the quaint architecture, delve into the art of the Japanese tea ceremony in Kimono attire, stroll through Matcha Street, and uncover the secrets of sake at the Sake Museum. 

With this 2 week Japan trip itinerary, we promise a holistic and immersive experience that allows senior tourists to understand, appreciate, and embrace Japan's cultural legacy.

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How Much Does a Trip to Japan Cost for 2 Weeks

Is Japan expensive to visit? How much would a two-week trip to Japan cost? Is there any Japan trip cost calculator? Here is our price list for the Japan tour for reference:

Trip to Japan Cost

The average cost of Japan vacation for per person of a private family tour with 3-5 people with 4-star accommodations typically ranges from US$350 to $500 per day. Private guide, private car, daily itinerary schedule, entrance tickets to attractions, all intercity transportation within Japan, and carefully selected 4-star hotels are included in the Japan tour package. As a result, the overall cost of 2 weeks in Japan is approximately US$5,000 to $7,000. And the average cost for 2 week trip to Japan will double or even triple in price when you travel to Japan during the cherry blossoms season.

※It is noted that the actual cost of trip to Japan for 2 weeks may vary depending on specific itinerary arrangements and services after we create your private guided trip.

Check the following Japan 2 week tours to get the final offer by submitting your related information such as the travel date, number of people to travel, accommodations requirements, etc.

A Romantic Honeymoon in Japan
10 Days Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Kyoto - Osaka
10 days | From $ 5899
Thrilling Food Expedition in Japan
14 Days Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Hakone - Kyoto - Takamatsu - Naoshima - Okayama - Osaka
14 days | From $ 6999
Japan Culture & History Essential Tour
14 Days Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Kyoto - Nara - Arashiyama - Hiroshima - Miyashima - Himeji - Okayama - Kurashiki - Osaka
14 days | From $ 8365
Japan Panoramic Culture and Temple Tour
14 Days Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Hakone - Takayama - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Nara - Arashiyama - Koyasan - Osaka
14 days | From $ 8376
Japan Family Tour
10 Days Tokyo - Hakone - Atami - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka Tour
10 days | From $ 5238
Japan Cherry Blossom&Culture Tour
15 Days Tokyo - Hakone - Mt.Fuji - Matsumoto - Takayama - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Miyajima - Osaka Tour
15 days | From $ 8850

Japan Travel Advice on Temperature and Dressing

Japan features different charms and fun in different seasons, however, comfortable temperatures may greatly influence a better experience during your 2 week Japan trip itinerary. Here is the travel guide on Japan's temperature and dressing for you to prepare for the Japan 2 week tour.

Spring (March to May):

Temperature: Average temperatures range from 10°C (50°F) to 20°C (68°F).

Clothing: It is advisable to wear layers during this season. A light jacket or sweater is suitable for cooler days. Prepare a light raincoat or umbrella for occasional showers.

Senso-ji in Cherry Blossom Season

Summer (June to August):

Temperature: Average temperatures range from 25°C (77°F) to 35°C (95°F), with high humidity.

Clothing: Light and breathable clothing such as t-shirts, shorts, dresses, and skirts are recommended. Don't forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.

Autumn (September to November):

Temperature: Average temperatures range from 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F).

Clothing: Light layers are suitable for autumn. Prepare a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings. Long pants or skirts, along with long-sleeved shirts or blouses, are also appropriate during this season.

Winter (December to February):

Temperature: Average temperatures range from 0°C (32°F) to 10°C (50°F), Average temperatures range from 0°C (32°F) to 10°C (50°F), but certain regions, especially in northern Japan can get colder.

Clothing: Winter in Japan requires warm clothing. Dress in layers with a heavy coat, sweaters, long-sleeved shirts, and long pants. Additionally, don't forget to wear a hat, gloves, scarf, and appropriate footwear.

Shirakawa-go in Winter

Conclusion

Whether you opt for one of our meticulously crafted itineraries or desire a personalized experience, embarking on one of our two-week Japan itineraries means you'll immerse yourself in the country's millennia-old heritage, savor its unique cultural wonders, and oscillate between the embrace of tradition and the marvels of modern innovation. Japan, with its enchanting blend of uniqueness and fairytale beauty, guarantees an intoxicating and truly fulfilling two-week adventure. Plan your private itinerary now, and we will make your journey unforgettable as you weave through a tapestry of tradition and innovation that defines this extraordinary country.

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