11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bournemouth
Train + Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  19 h 30 min
End: Bournemouth

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

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Bournemouth, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. In March, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Bournemouth - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thenpause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, thenexplore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima travel route planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Hiroshima by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Kuromon Market and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Osaka route builder site.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
On the 30th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then wander the streets of Gion. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, thenget engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and finally steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kyoto, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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