8 days in Tokyo, Kanazawa & Hiroshima Itinerary

8 days in Tokyo, Kanazawa & Hiroshima Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train
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Kanazawa
— 1 night
Train
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Kahului

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Tokyo

— 3 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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and indulge in some personalized pampering at ARONA SPA.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo road trip planning website.

Kahului, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kahului to Tokyo is 19 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kahului in February, with highs in Tokyo at 51°F and lows at 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Kanazawa

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Hiroshima

— 3 nights

City of Peace

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 13th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and finally stop by Itsukushima Gekijyo. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima planner.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in February, you will find days in Hiroshima are somewhat warmer (50°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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