10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
3
Osaka
— 2 nights
Train
4
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly

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Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

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 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

Plan my day in Hiroshima using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Seattle, USA to Hiroshima is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. In March in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Kyoto

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): make a trip to Nijo Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

Osaka

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, and finally shop like a local with Dotombori District. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Osaka day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

Tokyo

— 2 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kimono Kawaii Company Shibuya and Meguro River. Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Odaiba District. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.