11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hiroshima
— 1 day
2
Kobe
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Kanazawa
— 1 night
5
Takayama
— 1 night
6
Fuji
— 1 night
7
Hakone-machi
— Few hours
8
Yokohama
— 1 night
9
Tokyo
— 1 night
10
Chuo
— 1 night


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1
day
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in May, expect Hiroshima to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, make a trip to Nunohiki River Valley, then take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and finally look for gifts at The British Bag.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kobe journey planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kobe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

The British Bag
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then admire the natural beauty at Chishaku-in Meisho Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kobe to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kobe in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, then make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kyoto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

1
night
Takayama

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, see the interesting displays at Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), then contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, then get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and finally admire the masterpieces at Hida Takayama Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Takayama attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Takayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fuji.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall ©
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Hida Takayama Museum of Art ©
Hida Takayama Museum of Art

1
night
Fuji

Fuji
Fuji is a city in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stop by Tago no Tsuki Honten and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fuji vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Takayama to Fuji by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Takayama in May, expect nights in Fuji to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Fuji

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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few
hours
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hakone-machi online holiday planner.

Drive from Fuji to Hakone-machi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to Yokohama.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

1
night
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
On the 21st (Tue), hike along Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo, make a trip to Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, walk around Yamashita Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sojiji.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yokohama vacation planner.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Yokohama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and subway; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hakone-machi in May, expect nights in Yokohama to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sojiji
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal ©
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
Sojiji ©
Sojiji

1
night
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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip site.

Drive from Yokohama to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tokyo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chuo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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night
Chuo

Chuo ©
Chūō-ku is one of 23 wards of Osaka, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chuo tour itinerary maker website.

Chuo is very close to Tokyo. In May, daytime highs in Chuo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chuo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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