17 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

17 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

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17 days in Tokyo Prefecture, Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  15​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Islamabad

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.
Visiting Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) will get you outdoors. Visit Tokyo National Museum and Senso-ji Temple for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Hakone-machi to see Hakone Shisseikaen about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at The Tsukiji Market, make a trip to Meiji Jingu, shop like a local with Ginza, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner

Islamabad, Pakistan to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time to Japan Standard Time is 4 hours. While traveling from Islamabad, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

6
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.
Let the collections at Museum of Oriental Ceramics and Todaiji Temple Cultural Center capture your imagination. Visiting Nara Park and Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Tōdai-ji (in Nara) and Osaka (Osaka Castle & Dotonbori). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari Taisha.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip website

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Ashiya Comprehensive Park Ashiya Beach
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Itsukushima Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Miyajima and Suo-Oshima. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street (in Hatsukaichi) and Dogo Onsengai (in Matsuyama). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkoinari Shrine.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima driving holiday planner

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Suo-Oshima, Dogo Onsengai
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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