11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
3
Himeji
— 1 night
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
5
Kanazawa
— 1 night

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 National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Senso-ji Temple and Akihabara. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Mitaka to see Ghibli Museum Mitaka about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, visit Ginza, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo holiday planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Tokyo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

1
night
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 26th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en and then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Himeji sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Himeji sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, thensteep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, thenadmire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden, thencontemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally make a trip to Gion.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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 30th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, thendon't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and finally take a stroll through Nagamachi Neighborhood.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kanazawa when traveling from Kyoto in April, with lows around °C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle

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