11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Osaka
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights

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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: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation maker tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bangkok to Tokyo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in May, things will get colder in Tokyo: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 10th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tokyo in May since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planning app.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Osaka planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Osaka sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

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

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Hiroshima travel route planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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