15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Kyoto
— 6 nights
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Senso-ji Temple and Hase-dera Temple. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Hie Jinjya will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Keigashima Canyon (in Susono), Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura) and Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) (in Hakone-machi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Asakusa, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Tokyo. In January, daytime highs in Tokyo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:

Kyoto

— 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nara Park. Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Koya and Fuuka-Kimono. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Gion, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Daimonji, and hike along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto travel planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:

Hiroshima

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Miyajima and Atomic Bomb Dome. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Itsukushima Shrine and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Paddle Park & Mikasahama Beach), Mizuho Highland (in Ohnan-cho) and Mt.Noro (in Kure). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, get outside with Tobishima Kaido, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and steep yourself in history at Kyosen-ji Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planning app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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