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, get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and walk around Ueno Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo travel website.

Bournemouth, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Bournemouth to Tokyo. Traveling from Bournemouth in March, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thensee the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
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 and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, thendon't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, thenwander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip maker website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in Osaka, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to 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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Gion, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daiho-In Hall.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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