11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 30​min
End: New York City

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: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker website .

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
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 12th (Sat): make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then head off the coast to Miyajima.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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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

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Sanjusangendo Temple) and Kyoto (Toji & Kinkaku-ji). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, shop like a local with Dotonbori, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Osaka holiday maker site .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

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