11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Hiroshima
— Few hours
train:  2​h
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Sydney

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Line Friends Store, Harajuku as well as Tokyo DisneySea.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Tokyo at 36°C and lows at 27°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Line Friends Flagship Store, Harajuku ©

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've added Hikone Castle, Kyoto Tower, Kinkaku-ji, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Hikone Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market, take a stroll through Gion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Kyoto Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip planner .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Kyoto sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll set off for Hiroshima on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hikone Castle
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Hikone Castle ©
Hikone Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

few
hours
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You've now added Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to your itinerary.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planner .

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Umeda Sky Building and Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then examine the collection at Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, then take a stroll through Shinsaibashi, and finally admire the striking features of Umeda Sky Building.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. July in Osaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 17th (Tue), you're off toTokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shin Okubo Korean Town. On the 17th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Shin Okubo Korean Town.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Wed).
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Shin Okubo Korean Town ©
Shin Okubo Korean Town

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