7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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

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day
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 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip planner.

Boracay, Philippines to Hiroshima is an approximately 11-hour combination of ferry, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Boracay, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Hiroshima, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour planning website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Bring the kids along to Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Tower. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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