11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
+2
Fly + subway + train:  12​h
1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 24th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary planner .

Hyderabad, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Hiroshima. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, things will get much colder in Hiroshima: highs are around 13°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Castle). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tokyo holiday maker app .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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