11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  14 h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Osaka
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Melbourne

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland, wander the streets of Odaiba, and make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tokyo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji & Gion), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama) and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To find reviews, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Osaka trip planning website .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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