10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  22​h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Manchester

3
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.
Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Fukagawa Edo Museum capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Ginza and Takeshita Street. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Odaiba, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, explore the world behind art at Suntory Museum of Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo visit planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in Tokyo reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Todai-ji Temple. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara Park (in Nara) and Dotonbori (in Osaka). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Kyoto are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Dotonbori
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima route builder tool .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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