11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Himeji
— 1 night
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

2
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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Akihabara, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in December, you will find days in Tokyo are much colder (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, make a trip to Omicho Market, thenstep into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, thenstroll around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa route planning site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Kanazawa hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thendon't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

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You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Engyo-ji Temple Maniden, thenstep into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, thenadmire the natural beauty at Koko-en, and finally don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Himeji day trip app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

3
nights
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 21st (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thentake an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip site.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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