12 days in Japan Itinerary

12 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
4
Osaka
— 4 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary app.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo is 17 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

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
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.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, thenhave some family-friendly fun at NINJA VR KYOTO, thentake a stroll through Gion, and finally look for gifts at Fuuka-Kimono. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Geisha and Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto Gion Aya, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Kyoto tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
NINJA VR KYOTO ©
NINJA VR KYOTO

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, thenlook for gifts at Itsukushima Gekijyo, thenmake a trip to Miyajima, and finally get outside with Mikasahama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, thenappreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima visit website.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Himeji (Nagoyama Reien Busharito, Koko-en, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, pick up some new knowledge with Ninja-Do, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Osaka vacation planning tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Himeji
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

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