9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+4
ferry + foot + Fly + subway + train:  9​h 15​min
1
Hiroshima
— 1 day
+3
train + subway + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Kyoto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Uda
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
5
Shari-cho
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Tokyo
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  9​h
End: Boracay

1
day
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 18th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker website .

Boracay, Philippines to Hiroshima is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of ferry, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boracay in October: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 26°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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night
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Taikoiwa, wander the streets of Wilson Stump, and then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley.

You can plan Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hiroshima in October since evenings lows in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump

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night
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 20th (Sat): wander the streets of Gion, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle, then steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho to Kyoto in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kyoto, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uda.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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Uda

Uda ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Torimiyama Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uda trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Uda takes 2 hours. October in Uda sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Uda

Parks
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Torimiyama Park ©
Torimiyama Park

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Shari-cho

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the sheer force of Oshin Koshin Falls, then wander the streets of Utoro Onsen, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiretoko Goko Lake.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Shari-cho vacation planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uda to Shari-cho. Traveling from Uda in October, things will get a bit cooler in Shari-cho: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Nature Parks Baths
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Shiretoko Goko Lake ©
Shiretoko Goko Lake
Oshin Koshin Falls ©
Oshin Koshin Falls
Utoro Onsen
Utoro Onsen

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then make a trip to The Tsukiji Market, then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple and then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shari-cho to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Shari-cho in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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