11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Fly:  51​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba and Tokyo National Museum. Head to Ginza and Kimono Mefor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo itinerary builder .

Kochi (Cochin), India to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in June, things will get little chillier in Tokyo: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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.
Gion and Nara Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Kyoto International Manga Museum and Hosomi Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Todaiji Temple Cultural Center (in Nara) and Dotonbori (in Osaka). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Dotonbori
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
nights
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 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii, then get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 8th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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