18 days in Bengaluru & Japan Itinerary

18 days in Bengaluru & Japan Itinerary

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Bengaluru, India
— 3 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
Train
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Himeji, Japan
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Matsumoto, Japan
— 1 night
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Bengaluru, India

— 3 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Bengaluru is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, stroll through Bannerghatta National Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Bengaluru sightseeing website.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Kempegowda International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Hiroshima, Japan

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima vacation maker app.

Getting from Bengaluru to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 14 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bengaluru to Hiroshima, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Hiroshima is a bit cooler than Bengaluru - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Himeji, Japan

— 1 night
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then steep yourself in history at Nishi no Maru, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Himeji trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Himeji are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (in Osaka). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, visit Gion, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto travel route builder.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Himeji in May, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Matsumoto, Japan

— 1 night
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), then admire the masterpieces at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, then deepen your understanding at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Matsumoto Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Matsumoto trip planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Matsumoto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Museums · Historic Sites

Kanazawa, Japan

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, then make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Matsumoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Matsumoto in May since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks

Tokyo, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and stop by Akihabara.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can fly from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in May since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.