10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Atlanta

2
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.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Tokyo DisneySea and then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in December, plan for little chillier days in Tokyo, with highs around 54°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, make a trip to Miyajima, and then appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 27th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, and then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, make a trip to Higashichaya Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, then make a trip to Omicho Market, and finally contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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