10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Kanazawa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train
4
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
5
Himeji
— 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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planning site.

Doha, Qatar to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Tokyo is 6 hours. Traveling from Doha in July, expect nights in Tokyo to be slightly colder, around 27°C, while days are much colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kanazawa.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Kanazawa — 1 night

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 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Higashichaya Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then stroll around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa day trip planning app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. July in Kanazawa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Kyoto.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Kyoto — 3 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and explore the world behind art at Kyoto National Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Hiroshima — 1 night

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planning website.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Himeji.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Himeji — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle and then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Himeji travel route planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Himeji sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks
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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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