11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 4 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights

4
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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Keishuin Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder app.

Tucson, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Traveling from Tucson in November, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are slightly colder, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): have fun at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience and then don't miss a visit to Miyajima. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Akihabara, snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning site.

You can fly from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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