11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Osaka
— 2 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Kanazawa
— 1 night
4
Tokyo
— 4 nights

2
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

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Sydney, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Osaka is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit warmer in Osaka: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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.
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Miyajima. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

1
night
Kanazawa

Kanazawa
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 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach, make a trip to Omicho Market, then walk around Kenrokuen Garden, then make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip planning site.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kanazawa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Gongenmori Beach
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo route planning site.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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