9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Hatsukaichi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  20​h
End: Atlanta

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): shop like a local with Ginza. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route planner.

Atlanta, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Atlanta to Tokyo, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

1
night
Hatsukaichi

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
On the 19th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hatsukaichi online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Tokyo to Hatsukaichi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June in Hatsukaichi, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

4
nights
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.
Head to Dotonbori and Fuuka-Kimonofor plenty of shopping. Visit Nijo Castle and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto holiday planner.

You can take a train from Hatsukaichi to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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