11 days in Japan & Shanghai Itinerary

11 days in Japan & Shanghai Itinerary

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11 days in Japan & Shanghai Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 1 day
Bus + Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
6
Shanghai, China
— Few hours
Fly + Bus:  18 h
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
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.
You've now added Akihabara to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a stroll through Akihabara and then make a trip to Shinjuku Golden Gai. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then wander the streets of Takeshita Street, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally enjoy the dining and entertainment at Robot Restaurant.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo driving holiday planner .

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Tokyo is 14 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Nightlife Shopping
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Akihabara ©
Akihabara
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shibuya Crossing ©
Shibuya Crossing

1
day
Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You've now added Owakudani Kurotamago Kan to your itinerary. On the 13th (Mon), look for gifts at Owakudani Kurotamago Kan, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and then step into the grandiose world of Odawara Castle.

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Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for slightly colder days in Hakone-machi, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Odawara Castle
Highlights from your plan
Odawara Castle ©
Odawara Castle
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Owakudani Kurotamago Kan ©
Owakudani Kurotamago Kan

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
The Gundam Base Tokyo has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Tue), stop by The Gundam Base Tokyo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in April: highs in Tokyo hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Gundam Base Tokyo ©
The Gundam Base Tokyo

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama) and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
night
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Itsukushima Shrine. On the 18th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

few
hours
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
On the 19th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and then go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip planner.

Fly from Hiroshima to Shanghai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

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