7 days in Hiroshima & Kyoto Itinerary

7 days in Hiroshima & Kyoto Itinerary

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7 days in Hiroshima & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
train:  4​h 15​min
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Tokyo

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get some cultural insight at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Miyajima. Popular historic sites such as Itsukushima Shrine and Itsukushima Shrine Torii are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima road trip website .

Tokyo to Hiroshima is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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 some historical perspective at Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji. Get some cultural insight at Nara Park and Gion. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Todai-ji Temple about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkaku-ji Temple, and see the interesting displays at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary website .

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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