13 days in Tokyo, Tottori Prefecture & Hiroshima Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo, Tottori Prefecture & Hiroshima Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tottori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Daisen-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Berlin

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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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Odaiba District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary planning site.

Berlin, Germany to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Berlin to Tokyo. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Tottori.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

Tottori

— 2 nights
A highlight of the west of the country, Tottori sits along the coast of the Sea of Japan.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple, don't miss a visit to Tottori City Shikano Orai Koryukan Dream, see the interesting displays at Watanabe Art Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tottori Sand Dunes, then admire the masterpieces at The Sand Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Urado Observatory Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, stroll through Natanejima Island, see the interesting displays at San'in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hongan-ji Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tottori road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Tottori takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Tottori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Daisen-cho.

Things to do in Tottori

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:

Daisen-cho

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Golden Gate, then take in the awesome beauty at Daisen, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daisen-Oki National Park. On the next day, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, make a trip to The Mizuki Shigeru Road, see the interesting displays at Mizuki Shigeru Museum, visit Daisen Makiba Milk no Sato, then let little ones run wild at Morinokuni, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juunji Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Daisen-cho trip planner.

Getting from Tottori to Daisen-cho by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Daisen-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:

Hiroshima

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Hatsukaichi (Miyajima & Itsukushima Shrine) and Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, and pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima travel planning site.

You can drive from Daisen-cho to Hiroshima in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:

Tottori Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Sacred & Religious Sites
Tottori Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region. The capital is the city of Tottori. It is the least populous prefecture in Japan.EtymologyThe word "Tottori" in Japanese is formed from two kanji characters. The first, means "bird" and the second, means "to get". Early residents in the area made their living catching the region's plentiful waterfowl. The name first appears in the Nihon shoki in the 23rd year of the Emperor Suiko when Yukuha Tana, an elder from the Izumo, visits the emperor. The imperial Prince Homatsu-wake was unable to speak, despite being 30 years of age. "Yukuha Tana presented the swan to the emperor. Homatsu-wake no Mikoto played with this swan and at last learned to speak. Therefore, Yukaha Tana was liberally rewarded, and was granted the title of Tottori no Miyakko." (Aston, translation)HistoryEarly historyTottori Prefecture was settled very early in the prehistoric period of Japan, as evidenced by remains from the Jōmon period (14,000 - 300 BC). The prefecture has the remains of the largest known Yayoi period (300 BC - 250 AD) settlement in Japan, the Mukibanda Yayoi remains, located in the low foothills of Mount Daisen in the cities of Daisen and Yonago. Numerous kofun tumuli from the Kofun period (250 - 538) are located across the prefecture. In 645, under the Taika reforms, the area in present-day Tottori Prefecture became two provinces, Hōki and Inaba.

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