10 days in Japan & Hong Kong Itinerary

10 days in Japan & Hong Kong Itinerary

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10 days in Japan & Hong Kong Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Atlanta, United States

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
On the 30th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Po Lin Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Stone Houses Family Garden, and then take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): see Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Maritime Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Asia Society Hong Kong Center, and finally trek along Dragon's Back.

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Atlanta, USA to Hong Kong is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Atlanta to Hong Kong due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in July, Hong Kong is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 81°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Shopping Museums
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Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Hong Kong Maritime Museum ©
Hong Kong Maritime Museum

2
nights
Osaka, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodaiji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, then look for gifts at Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka, and finally shop like a local with Dotonbori.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Osaka takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Toshodai-ji Temple
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Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden, then browse the different shops at Kyoto Station Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto tour itinerary planner .

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In August, daytime highs in Kyoto are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

1
night
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tokyo National Museum and then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, wander the streets of Ginza, then browse the different shops at Shin-Marunouchi Building, and finally examine the collection at Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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