7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly + train:  11​h
1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kathmandu

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima tour planner.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Hiroshima is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Hiroshima. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kathmandu in November: highs in Hiroshima hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

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
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Kyoto (Gion & Kinkaku-ji) and Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Dotonbori, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November in Osaka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum and then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

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