11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Osaka
— 3 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes teamLab Borderless. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and see Asakusa Samurai Ai Armor Experience.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online holiday planner.

Denver, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 16 hours. Traveling from Denver in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Tokyo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Osaka

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple, Nara Park, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

Drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.