11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey planner

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Himeji
— 1 night
Train
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 4 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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, stop by Akihabara, and get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum.

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

Jaipur, India to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Jaipur to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Jaipur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, see the interesting displays at Dolls Museum, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, then make a trip to Omicho Market, and finally wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

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You can fly from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Himeji

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji online route maker.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Himeji in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Kyoto

— 4 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.
Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Dotombori District in Dotombori--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, don't miss a visit to Gion, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.