20 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

20 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in January, things will get much colder in Tokyo: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kamakura
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

7
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: Dotombori (Dotombori District & Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori), Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka City Central Hall, &more) and Nishinomiya Shrine (in Nishinomiya). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kyoto road trip tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Himeji, Nishinomiya Shrine
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 3:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter (in Kurashiki), Okayama (Okayama Korakuen Garden & Okayama Castle) and Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Miyajima, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online travel planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Okayama, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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