11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan journey builder
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Fly
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
4
Hiroshima
— 1 night
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo travel app.

Sacramento, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Sacramento to Tokyo. When traveling from Sacramento in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Kanazawa.
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Kanazawa — 1 night

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kanazawa travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Arashiyama, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima visit website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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