9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights

1
night
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 2nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, thenadmire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. On the next day, shop like a local with Ginza and then wander the streets of Odaiba District.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Tokyo to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

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

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 4th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, thencontemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, don't miss a visit to Miyajima, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima road trip planning app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Nara Park and Fuuka-Kimono. Step out of Kyoto to go to Dotombori and see Dotombori District, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Dotombori District, Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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