9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
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 16th (Sun): take a stroll through Ginza. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online travel route builder.

Atlanta, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. When traveling from Atlanta in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Tokyo

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

1
night
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then head off the coast to Miyajima.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hatsukaichi trip planner.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Tokyo to Hatsukaichi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Miyajima
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
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 historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Fuuka-Kimono. Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, take a stroll through Gion, and admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto road trip planning app.

Getting from Hatsukaichi to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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