8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
4
Okinawa City
— 1 night
5
Ishigaki
— 1 night

2
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.
On the 6th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, thenadmire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and finally get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, thenadmire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, thendon't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planning site.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thenexplore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Chishaku-in Meisho Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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 10th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima tour planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

1
night
Okinawa City

Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stop by Kaboten no Mise Nakasone, don't miss a visit to American Village, thencontemplate the long history of The Site of Chibana Castle, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Okinawa City day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hiroshima to Okinawa City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, American Village
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Scuba & Snorkeling
American Village ©
American Village

1
night
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okinawa City to Ishigaki. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Nature
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

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