11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h
1
Hiroshima
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Konohana
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Kanazawa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Bangkok

1
day
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 (Thu), appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker .

Bangkok, Thailand to Hiroshima is an approximately 9-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Hiroshima is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in November, with highs in Hiroshima at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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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

3
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip tool .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Konohana.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

1
night
Konohana

Konohana ©
On the 3rd (Mon), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Konohana trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Konohana takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Konohana

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

1
day
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 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, make a trip to Omicho Market, make a trip to Kanazawa Station, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip maker .

Traveling by car from Konohana to Kanazawa takes 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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.
Have a day of magic on the 8th (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Tokyo are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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