8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, expect Hiroshima to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Kyoto

— 4 nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kinkaku-ji and Nara Park. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, wander the streets of Gion, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 2 nights
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 28th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Marusan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine and then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.