11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner
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Hiroshima
— 1 day
Train
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 1 night
Fly
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima — 1 day

City of Peace

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, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima day trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Hiroshima is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Kyoto — 3 nights

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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle for their historical value. Family-friendly places like Kinkaku-ji and Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Gion, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus 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) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

Osaka — 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Tue), wander the streets of Minami (Namba), then get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, then get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, and finally don't miss a visit to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Osaka holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Osaka are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Tokyo.
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Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

Tokyo — 4 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Do your shopping at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Osaka to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Tokyo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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