11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Osaka
— 4 nights

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.
Attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and meet the residents at Ueno Zoo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo journey planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get warmer in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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 (Mon), see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thenappreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, thenpause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima road trip tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji, &more). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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