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Suggested itinerary: Japan in 14 days for independent travellers

Day 1: Arrival in Japan. Transfer to Kyoto

Arrival at Tokyo international airport and trip to Kyoto by bullet train. Night in Kyoto. 

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Day 2: Kyoto

Visit to Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle and the Temple of the Golden Pavilion. A walk through the Gion geisha district. Dinner and night in Kyoto. 

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Day 3: Nara

Journey by train to the city of Nara. Visit to the temples of Kofukuji, Todaiji and Kasuga. On the way back, visit the spectacular Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its multiple red torii doors. Dinner and night in Kyoto. 

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Day 4: Kyoto and trip to Hiroshima

Visit to the temples of Sanjusangendo and Kiyomizudera. Visit to Kisiki fish market. Visit to the temple of Ginkakuji. Travel by bullet train to Hiroshima. Night in Hiroshima. 

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Day 5: Hiroshima

Visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (tribute to the victims of the atomic bomb). Journey by ferry to Miyajima Island and trip up Mount Misen. Dinner and night in Hiroshima. 

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Day 6: Takayama

Journey by bullet train to Takayama in Japan's most rural region. Visit to the Hida Folk Village Area and the old district of Takayama. Night in Takayama. 

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Day 7: Shirakawago

Journey by bus to Shirakawago. Visit to the village and its traditional family farms. Trip by bus to Kanazawa. Night in Kanazawa. 

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Day 8: Kanazawa

Walk through Kenroken Garden. Visit to the Nagamachi Samurai District and to the Omi-cho market for lunch at one of its stalls. Trip by bullet train to Tokyo. Walk through the Akihabara Electric district. Night in Tokyo. 

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Day 9: Tokyo: Ginza

Visit to the Imperial Palace and its gardens. Visit to the Ginza shopping district (luxury shops). Visit to the Caretta Shiodome centre and its Advertising Museum. Trip to Odaiba Island (for great views of the city). Night in Tokyo. 

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Day 10: Tokyo: Asakusa and Shibuya

Visit to Tsukiji fish market. Visit to the old district of Asakusa. Visit to Takeshita Dori Street, where teenagers dress as dolls. Visit to Omotesando Street and to the Shibuya shopping district. Night in Tokyo. 

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Day 11: Tokyo: Shinjuku

Visit to Yoyogi Park. Visit to the Shinjuku district (Lost in Translation). Visit to the Roppongi Hills viewpoint for spectacular views of the city. Dinner at the Gonpachi, best-known for the famous fight scene in Kill Bill. Night in Tokyo. 

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Day 12: Hakone

Trip by train to Hakone. Day and night at a Ryokan with hot springs (onsen) for an experience of authentic Samurai life. 

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Day 13: Hakone

Circular trip around Hakone with views of the lakes and of Mount Fuji. Return to Tokyo. Dinner and night in Tokyo. 

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