11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Kobe
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
5
Osaka
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, then make a trip to Tokyo National Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Yokohama Minato Mirai 21. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Asakusa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo. In November, Tokyo is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at JMSDF Kure Museum, see the interesting displays at Yamato Museum, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kobe.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure
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JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

1
night
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen, then visit Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and then get a taste of the local shopping with Kobe Harborland.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kobe trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kobe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods Shopping Spas
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Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland
Arima Onsen ©
Arima Onsen
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tofuku-ji Temple. Get some historical perspective at Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool.

Kyoto is just a short distance from Kobe. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a stroll through Minami (Namba) and then wander the streets of Dotombori.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka route planner.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)

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