2 weeks is a good amount of time to see what Japan has to offer in terms of culture, tradition and history.
This could be done with either the more expensive but faster Japan Rail Pass or the cheaper Japan Bus Pass. Go for the Japan Bus Pass if you don’t mind a few night buses and slow trains. If you have already been to Japan, you can customize the trip with some side trips from the main areas of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.
Cost: 120,000 yen – 140,000 yen per person
Take the train or bus (best to get a night bus the day before) to Japan’s traditional capital of Kyoto.
Take a quick side trip to Nara for some different temples and shrines.
Go to Osaka and experience the south’s main city.
Spend the day in Hiroshima.
Take a side trip to the lovely island of Miyajima.
Spend any remaining time in Tokyo.