19 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

19 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Kyoto
— 7 nights
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Tokyo

— 7 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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Kawaguchi and Kamiyatsuno Okusuu. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Hase-dera Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Ubuyagasaki, Sankodai, &more), Taiheiyo Club Gotenba Course (in Gotemba) and Keigashima Canyon (in Susono). The adventure continues: see the winter wonderland with Tokyo Gaijins - Day Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and hike along Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in February, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyoto

— 7 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.
Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji for their historical value. Get outdoors at Nara Park and Ume Sakura. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum (in Osaka) and Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine & Todai-ji Temple). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a spin around town with 株式会社 MATATABI, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 2 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.
Get outdoors at Miyajima and Mikasahama Beach. Popular historic sites such as Itsukushima Shrine and Atomic Bomb Dome are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple & Senjokaku). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip builder website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip