10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route maker

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip website.

Bengaluru, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Hiroshima. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, expect Hiroshima to be colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Mint Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then wander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka driving holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Haradanien, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.