9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Hatsukaichi
— 1 day
2
Himeji
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
4
Tokyo
— 3 nights

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Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, head off the coast to Miyajima, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hatsukaichi online tour planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hatsukaichi is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, with highs in Hatsukaichi at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima
Miyajima
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

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Himeji

Himeji ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, thenhike along Mt Shosha hiking, thenstep into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takamikura.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Hatsukaichi to Himeji in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mt. Takamikura
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Mt Shosha hiking ©
Mt Shosha hiking
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kinkaku-ji and Nara Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Jindoji Temple (in Kizugawa), Nigatsu-do Temple (in Nara) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenryuji Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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Take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Jindoji Temple
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Do your shopping at Ginza and Takeshita Street. The adventure continues: visit Odaiba District, take a stroll through Akihabara, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo travel site.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

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