11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Kyoto
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 4 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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 24th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Ginza, take in nature's colorful creations at Rikugien Garden, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jakarta to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Kyoto

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Universal Studios Japan, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Gion.

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You can fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

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Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

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 1st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima online tour planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.