11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Colorado Springs
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  24 h
1
Tateyama-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h
2
Hirosaki
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  4 h 30 min
4
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Hatsukaichi
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
6
Konan
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
7
Tanabe
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22 h
End: Colorado Springs

2
nights
Tateyama-machi

Tateyama-machi ©
The small town of Tateyama-machi, nestled in the hills of Mount Tate, remains most notable as the gateway to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
You've now added Mt. Tateyama to your itinerary. On the 28th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Tateyama.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tateyama-machi trip builder tool.

Colorado Springs, USA to Tateyama-machi is an approximately 24-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in April, Tateyama-machi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 48°F. You'll set off for Hirosaki on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Tateyama-machi

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Tateyama ©
Mt. Tateyama

2
nights
Hirosaki

Hirosaki ©
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get a dose of culture at Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hirosaki attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tateyama-machi to Hirosaki takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, Hirosaki is little chillier than Tateyama-machi - with highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Events
Highlights from your plan
Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival ©
Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

1
night
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taikoiwa as well as Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Hirosaki to Yakushima-cho in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, Yakushima-cho is a bit warmer than Hirosaki - with highs of 75°F and lows of 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa

1
night
Hiroshima

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 Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima vacation planning app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

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

1
day
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Miyajima has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Mon), stroll through Miyajima.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hatsukaichi attractions app.

Hatsukaichi is just a stone's throw from Hiroshima. In May in Hatsukaichi, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Konan.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Miyajima
Miyajima

1
night
Konan

Konan ©
Kōnan is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan.As of October 2016, the city has an estimated population of 32,786 and a population density of 260 persons per km². Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Konan day trip app.

You can drive from Hatsukaichi to Konan in 4.5 hours. May in Konan sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 61°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Tanabe.

Things to do in Konan

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture ©

2
nights
Tanabe

Tanabe
Considered a holy space where the gods once lived, the city of Tanabe teems with spiritual, cultural, and natural beauty.
On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tanabe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Konan to Tanabe takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tanabe

Parks Outdoors Trails

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