8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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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: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dubai to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

Plan trip to Hiroshima with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

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. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto route site.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.