14 days in Hiroshima, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

14 days in Hiroshima, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+3
Train + Fly + Subway + Train:  17 h
1
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Tokyo
— 6 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  15 h
End: London

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Daishoin Temple and Mitaki Temple. Visit Itsukushima Shrine Torii and Atomic Bomb Dome for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Kure (JMSDF Kure Museum & Yamato Museum) and Hatsukaichi (Shiraito River, Senjokaku, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Peace Flame, take in panoramic vistas at Hiroshima Orizuru Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima itinerary planning site.

London, UK to Hiroshima is an approximately 17- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hiroshima is 9 hours. Traveling from London in April, expect Hiroshima to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

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.
Popular historic sites such as Nijo Castle and Eikando Zenrinji Temple are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nara Park and Toji. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Omihachiman (House of Nishikawa Jingoro, Hachiman-bori, &more) and Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, wander the streets of Pontocho, and steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Omihachiman, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

6
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.
Visiting Meguro River and Sumida River will get you outdoors. Hase-dera Temple and Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kencho-ji Temple, &more), Kawasaki Daishi (in Kawasaki) and Fujiyoshida (Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, contemplate the long history of Naritasan Omote Sando, make a trip to Hozomon, and stroll through Kitanomaru Park.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Fujiyoshida, Narita, Yokohama, Katori Jingu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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