6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Shibuya Crossing and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

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Newark, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Tokyo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, wander the streets of Gion, and then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyoto attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima road trip planning website.

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

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