11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Osaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo journey builder app .

Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Tokyo is 15 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in November: highs in Tokyo hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 6th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then head off the coast to Miyajima.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima tour itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Himeji trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Himeji are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yoneda Taishiji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji & Gion), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama) and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotonbori, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

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You can take a train from Himeji to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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