11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Hiroshima
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Naniwa
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, then don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima road trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, Hiroshima is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Gion and Nara Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Todai-ji Temple). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Naniwa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
Naniwa

Naniwa ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a stroll through Minami (Namba), appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho, then shop like a local with Dotonbori, and finally wander the streets of Shinsaibashi.

Plan trip to Naniwa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kyoto to Naniwa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in March, Naniwa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Naniwa

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Osaka
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Disneyland. For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Harajuku Takeshita-dori. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Naniwa to Tokyo. March in Tokyo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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