11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 1 day
Train
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Kyoto
— 1 night
Drive
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Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly

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Hiroshima

— 1 day

City of Peace

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 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, see the interesting displays at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, then look and learn at Hiroshima Children's Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner.

Krakow, Poland to Hiroshima is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Hiroshima is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Krakow in August: highs in Hiroshima hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Childrens Museums

Kyoto

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Nijo Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Kamogawa River, then don't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Genkoan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kifune Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamigamo Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto holiday maker tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Osaka

— 2 nights
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.
Arima Onsen has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, then get to know the fascinating history of Hozenji Yokocho, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yoshikien, then admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, then steep yourself in history at Naramachi Koshino Ie, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Osaka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
You've now added Ghibli Museum Mitaka to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fujiko F Fujio Museum and Madame Tussauds Tokyo. Step off the beaten path and head to Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and KidZania Tokyo. There's much more to do: have fun at teamLab☆Planets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gotokuji Temple, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Western Art.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip builder tool.

Fly from Osaka to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.