9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

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 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Miyajima and then admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

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New Delhi, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from New Delhi to Hiroshima, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: highs in Hiroshima hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Kyoto

— 3 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.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Universal Studios Japan, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Tokyo

— 3 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, stroll around Ueno Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

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Fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Tokyo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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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.