10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Osaka
train:  3​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
3
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Osaka

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tokyo National Museum and Sensō-ji. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba and Takeshita Street. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, wander the streets of Akihabara, and look for gifts at Kimono Me.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planning site .

Osaka to Tokyo is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Dotonbori and Asahiyaki. Appreciate the collections at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and Todaiji Temple Cultural Center. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Nara Park in Nara, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online holiday maker .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Asahiyaki
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 30th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle and then stroll through Mt Shosha hiking.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Himeji trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Himeji, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 31st (Sat): head off the coast to Miyajima, stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner .

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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