16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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16 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kanazawa
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hiroshima is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hiroshima is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, expect Hiroshima to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the 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
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Himeji (Koko-en Garden & Himeji Castle) and Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum & Osaka Castle). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

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Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, & more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Kanazawa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Kanazawa, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shirakawa-mura
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5
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the striking features of Imperial Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder site .

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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