17 days in Tokyo & Hiroshima Itinerary

17 days in Tokyo & Hiroshima Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Wellington
Fly:  16 h
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Hiroshima
— 7 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Wellington

7
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ueno District and Senso-ji Temple. For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Asakusa. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Pola Museum of Art) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Akihabara, and stop by Odaiba District.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning website.

Wellington, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Wellington to Tokyo. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wellington in December; daily highs in Tokyo reach 14°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art

7
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 Yamato Museum and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Appreciate the collections at JMSDF Kure Museum and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, &more), Mizuho Highland (in Ohnan-cho) and Miyajima (Momijidani Park & Mt. Misen). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Motoyasu River, examine the collection at Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Mizuho Highland
Highlights from your plan
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple

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