16 days in Tokyo, Hiroshima & Saitama Itinerary

16 days in Tokyo, Hiroshima & Saitama Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
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Saitama
— 5 nights
Drive to Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Fly to Melbourne

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Tokyo — 5 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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Hiroshima.
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Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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Hiroshima — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Itsukushima Shrine (in Rebun-cho), Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art & Shinkeien) and Hatsukaichi (Senjokaku, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Saitama.
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Saitama — 5 nights

Though a fairly large city in its own right, Saitama has become known primarily for its proximity to the capital, Tokyo.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saitama: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (in Koganei), Mt. Takao (in Hachioji) and Kinchakuda Manjushage Park (in Hidaka). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, take in the pleasant sights at Omiya Bonsai Village, and admire the masterpieces at The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum Saitama.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saitama itinerary planning site.

Fly from Hiroshima to Saitama in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Saitama are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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