9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Koganei
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Knoxville

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 27th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fukagawa Edo Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo tour site .

Knoxville, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Knoxville to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Knoxville in April, you will find days in Tokyo are slightly colder (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

1
night
Koganei

Koganei ©
Koganei is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 121,516 and a population density of 10,750 persons per km². Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Jindai-ji Temple, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Inokashira Park Zoo, then take a stroll through Kichijoji, and finally see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Koganei online day trip planner .

You can drive from Tokyo to Koganei in an hour. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koganei, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Koganei

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Musashino, Jindai-ji Temple
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Inokashira Park Zoo ©
Inokashira Park Zoo
Jindai-ji Temple ©
Jindai-ji Temple

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.
To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Hiroshima tour website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koganei to Hiroshima. Traveling from Koganei in April, Hiroshima is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. On the 1st (Wed), you're off toKyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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3
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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Nara Park & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Gion, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

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