17 days in Kobe, Hiroshima & Tokyo Itinerary

17 days in Kobe, Hiroshima & Tokyo Itinerary

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17 days in Kobe, Hiroshima & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
1
Kobe
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Hiroshima
— 6 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Athens

3
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kobe: Tokushima (Bizan Ropeway Summit Observatory Deck & Zuiganji Temple), Himeji (Shoshazan Engyoji, Koko-en Garden, & more) and Otsuka Museum of Art (in Naruto). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Kobe Chuo Church, examine the collection at Naifs, and stroll through Suma Beach.

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Athens, Greece to Kobe is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Kobe is 7 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kobe are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kobe

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Himeji, Tokushima, Otsuka Museum of Art
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

6
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more), Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art, Japanese Rural Toy Museum, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, snap pictures at Kintaikyo Bridge, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Kobe to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kurashiki, Okayama Korakuen Garden, Kintaikyo Bridge
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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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo vacation maker app .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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