11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
+2
Drive + Fly + train:  22​h 15​min
1
Kyoto
— 1 night
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Sado
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
End: Chattanooga


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1
night
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 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

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Chattanooga, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Chattanooga to Kyoto. When traveling from Chattanooga in June, plan for slightly colder days in Kyoto, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory and Wada House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Gokayama (in Nanto), Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho) and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. June in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sado.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Gokayama, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
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Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

1
night
Sado

Sado ©
Experience remote island living in Sado, a city in Niigata Prefecture encompassing all of the inhabited areas of Sado Island.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sawada Beach, go deep underground at Kitazawa Fuyusenkojo Remains, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sado route builder website .

You can drive from Kanazawa to Sado in 6 hours. June in Sado sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sado

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine ©
Historic Relic Sado Gold Mine

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and then see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

You can drive from Sado to Tokyo in 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sado in July: highs in Tokyo hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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