11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 1 night
6
Fukuoka
— 2 nights

2
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.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, thenget a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, thenget engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
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 (Wed): see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, thenmake a trip to Kanazawa Station, and finally make a trip to Omicho Market.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa online travel route builder.

Getting from Tokyo to Kanazawa by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tofuku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Gion, thenmake a trip to Nijo Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and finally steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

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
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
On the 21st (Sat), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and then have some family-friendly fun at Kimono Photo Studio Plaza Ai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, thenget your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, thenshop like a local with Dotombori District, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Osaka online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, thenget engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

Start your trip to Hiroshima by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

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

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nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, thengo for a walk through Ohori Park, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

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

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Hakatamachiya Furusatokan ©
Hakatamachiya Furusatokan

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