11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  10​h
1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then look for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hiroshima holiday planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get slightly colder in Hiroshima: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

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

4
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. Get some historical perspective at Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Osaka Castle, Dotonbori, & more) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyoto online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Enryaku-ji Shakado
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sensō-ji and Ginza. Head to Takeshita Street and Asakusafor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Odaiba, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo driving holiday website .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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