11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tofuku-ji Temple and Kennin-ji Temple. Get some historical perspective at Nijo Castle and Mimurotoji Temple. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Hikone to see Hikone Castle about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and admire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel route planner.

Portland, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Portland to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in June, Kyoto is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hikone Castle, Mimurotoji Temple
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. On the next day, see the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, thendon't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima attractions planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, JMSDF Kure Museum
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

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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.
Family-friendly places like Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) and KidZania Tokyo. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Moriya Beach (in Katsuura), Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple & Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing)) and Koura Beach (in Onjuku-machi). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, take in the architecture and design of University of Tokyo, and get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Kamakura, Moriya Beach, Koura Beach
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Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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