5 days in Japan Itinerary

5 days in Japan Itinerary

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5 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Budapest
+2
Fly + subway + train:  17​h 30​min
1
Hiroshima
— 1 day
train:  1​h
2
Himeji
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Kobe
— Few hours
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Budapest

1
day
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima journey maker .

Budapest, Hungary to Hiroshima is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Hiroshima is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in August, with highs in Hiroshima at 36°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Himeji

Himeji ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Myochin Hompo, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Himeji trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Himeji, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden

few
hours
Kobe

Kobe
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 13th (Tue), kick back and relax at Suma Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kobe trip planning website .

Kobe is just a stone's throw from Himeji. In August, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

1
night
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
On the 14th (Wed), take a stroll through Dotonbori, then examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary website .

Osaka is very close to Kobe. When traveling from Kobe in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Osaka: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum ©
Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip website .

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Wa Space ©
Wa Space

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