17 days in Tokyo & Hiroshima Itinerary

17 days in Tokyo & Hiroshima Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
2
Hiroshima
— 7 nights

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 Pola Museum of Art. For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Asakusa. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Tokyo is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Wellington in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
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 JMSDF Kure Museum. Appreciate the collections at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Miyajima (Momijidani Park & Mt. Misen), Mizuho Highland (in Ohnan-cho) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, stop by Monokoto Store, and see where the action happens at MAZDA Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Hiroshima by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can 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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