6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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6 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h 45​min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gion and Nara Park. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Osaka to see Dotonbori about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip builder app .

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Kyoto sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Dotonbori, Nara Park
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach and then don't miss a visit to Miyajima.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online trip planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Miyajima ©
Miyajima

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