7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: George Town, Penang Island
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  13 h
1
Hiroshima
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: George Town, Penang Island

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.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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George Town, Malaysia to Hiroshima is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. In December, Hiroshima is much colder than George Town - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then wander the streets of Gion. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jishu Shrine, and finally make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, visit Akihabara, then don't miss a visit to Imperial Palace, and finally ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip builder site.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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