9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train
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Kobe
— 1 night
Train
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Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima journey tool.

Boracay, Philippines to Hiroshima is an approximately 11-hour combination of ferry, flight, and train. Traveling from Boracay to Hiroshima, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boracay in November, things will get cooler in Hiroshima: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites

Kobe

— 1 night
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, then see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Akashi National Government Park.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Kobe tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kobe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Kobe, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Kyoto

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto journey builder tool.

Traveling by train from Kobe to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Tokyo

— 4 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: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo visit planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Tokyo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Japan travel guide

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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.