9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Hiroshima
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Osaka
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Pune

1
night
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 24th (Wed), stroll through Mikasahama Beach, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and then examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima holiday planner .

Pune, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Hiroshima is 3 hours. In July in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

3
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Visit Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gion and Nara Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Sanjusangendo Temple) and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Dotonbori.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka tour builder tool .

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara Park
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
Do your shopping at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo vacation planner.

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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