11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
3
Nagoya
— 1 night
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip site.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Kyoto is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Juan to Kyoto. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Juan in April: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Nagoya.

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
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 17th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nagoya TV Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nagoya road trip app.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hiroshima in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle

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.
Attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Meiji Jingu Shrine make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Central Railway Station.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in April: highs in Tokyo hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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