8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Himeji
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tokushima
Drive
4
Tokoname
— 1 night
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Chichi-jima
— 1 day
Unknown
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Musashino
— 1 day
Drive
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Kyoto — 2 nights

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 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip app.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kyoto is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Himeji.
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Historic Sites
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Himeji — 1 night

The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji visit planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in July: highs in Himeji hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 29°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Tokushima.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Tokushima

Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Tokushimacity Tengu Museum and then make a trip to Zuiganji Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tokushima using our trip planner.

Drive from Himeji to Tokushima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. July in Tokushima sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tokoname.
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Tokoname — 1 night

Tokoname is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.In May 2015 the city had an estimated population of 57.024 and a population density of 1020 persons per km². For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokoname day trip website.

You can drive from Tokushima to Tokoname in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Chichi-jima on the 5th (Tue).
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Chichi-jima — 1 day

On the 6th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Tobiuo Pier, get outside with Kominato Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mae Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichi-jima route builder site.

Explore your travel options from Tokoname to Chichi-jima with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Musashino.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Musashino — 1 day

Musashino is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 143,868 and a population density of 13,090 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Kichijoji Puku Puku, admire the masterpieces at Ghibli Museum Mitaka, and then go for a walk through Inokashira Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Musashino journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chichi-jima to Musashino. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Tokyo.
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Tokyo — 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Fri), make a trip to Shibuya Crossing and then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

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Getting from Musashino to Tokyo by car takes about an hour. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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Tokyo Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
A tour of Tokyo Prefecture reveals many eateries, markets, and museums, with sightseeing opportunities available for every type of traveler. Bright bursts of lights and billboards on modern buildings contrast the ornate, traditional architecture there. Don't forget to visit Izu Islands, easily accessible from the capital as an ideal day trip option.
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