11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

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

— 2 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and stop by Gion.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Reno, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Reno to Kyoto, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Reno in September, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Osaka

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Kuromon Market and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Hiroshima

— 1 night

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 26th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, stroll around Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and finally wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kanazawa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip app.

Traveling by train from Kanazawa to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Tokyo are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

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.