15 days in Tokyo, Hiroshima & Kyoto Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo, Hiroshima & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto
— 7 nights

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Art Jeunesse Akihabara capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate the long history of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Tokyo is 8 hours. In September, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Visit Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine for their historical value. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Mikasahama Beach (in Hatsukaichi), Katsuragahama Beach (in Kure) and Mt. Misen (in Miyajima). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Katsuragahama Beach
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online vacation builder.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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