11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 23rd (Thu), make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online trip builder.

Madrid, Spain to Hiroshima is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Madrid to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hiroshima, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kuchu Teien Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then don't miss a visit to Tamade no Taki, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Osaka road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On your second day here, look for gifts at Nene Kimono, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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