8 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

8 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

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

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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 21st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, thentake a stroll through Ginza, and then shop like a local with Takeshita Street. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Akihabara, thendon't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Tokyo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Tokyo is 3.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in March, plan for cooler days in Tokyo, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Dotombori District and Minami (Namba)for plenty of shopping. Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum in Osaka, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, look for gifts at Kyoto Denim, wander the streets of Gion, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto travel route planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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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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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 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, thenexamine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip maker.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for 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
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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