8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, explore the world behind art at The National Art Center, Tokyo, and then explore the world behind art at Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo holiday tool.

Oslo, Norway to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Oslo to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Hiroshima by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums
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Kyoto

— 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Venture out of the city with trips to Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba) and Nara Park (in Nara). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

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Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.