8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  11 h
1
Beppu
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Singapore

1
night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and finally gear up at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Beppu trip itinerary maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Beppu is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in June; daily highs in Beppu reach 27°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku
Onsen Resorts

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Beppu to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. June in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Gion.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online trip builder .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

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

3
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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