10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Sendai
— 1 night
4
Osaka
— 1 night
5
Sapporo
— 1 night
6
Hiroshima
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to Tokyo National Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning website.

Beirut, Lebanon to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Tokyo is 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Sendai.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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night
Sendai

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Tohoku University of Natural History, explore the historical opulence of Sendaijo Ato, admire the natural beauty at Sendai City Wild Plants Garden, don't miss a visit to Ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake Sedai Arahama Elementary School, then get your game on at Icerink Sendai, and finally don't miss a visit to Sendai Station.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sendai travel route builder tool.

Getting from Kyoto to Sendai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Kyoto in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Sendai, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Sendai

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Sendai Station ©
Sendai Station

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night
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.
On the 18th (Sun), wander the streets of Dotombori District and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Sendai to Osaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Sendai, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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night
Sapporo

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and design of Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus, steep yourself in history at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, walk around Odori Park, then make a trip to Sapporo Clock Tower, and finally take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Osaka in July, things will get a bit cooler in Sapporo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus
Former Hokkaido Government Office Building ©
Former Hokkaido Government Office Building

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nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can fly from Sapporo to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, Hiroshima is a bit warmer than Sapporo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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