10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, then get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally wander the streets of Ginza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take a stroll through Akihabara, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, and finally get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect nights in Tokyo to be slightly colder, around 18°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima travel website.

Fly from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Kyoto

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally stop by Musubi Kyoto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and finally visit Arashiyama.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto vacation planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Osaka

— 2 nights
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 8th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle and then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, stroll around Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, and finally take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka road trip planning site.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Osaka, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.