12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, thendon't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Akihabara, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, thenwalk around Ueno Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online itinerary planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Bournemouth to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In March, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Bournemouth - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thenpause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, and finally make a trip to Okonomimura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, thenget engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hiroshima trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): stop by Tower Knives Osaka and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Osaka holiday planning tool.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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