22 days in Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Tokyo Itinerary

22 days in Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Tokyo Itinerary

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22 days in Hiroshima, Nagasaki & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
train:  4​h
1
Hiroshima
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Nagasaki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 9 nights
End: Tokyo

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Mizuho Highland (in Ohnan-cho) and Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and make a trip to Itsukushima Shrine Torii.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima travel planning tool .

Tokyo to Hiroshima is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge, Mizuho Highland
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen

5
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chimachibo Park (in Takeo), Sasebo (Huis Ten Bosch & Mt. Yumihari) and Hakusan Porcelain Show Room (in Hasami-cho). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, ponder the world of politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sofukuji Temple, and examine the collection at Dejima.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nagasaki trip planner .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saga, Sasebo, Yokan Museum, Chimachibo Park, Nagao Castle Park
Highlights from your plan
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Mt. Inasa ©
Mt. Inasa

9
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 out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Sojiji (in Nishitokyo), Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, and take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip website .

Fly from Nagasaki to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Sojiji, The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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