8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route planner

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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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 7th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima travel route site.

Singapore, Singapore to Hiroshima is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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— 3 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.
When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, approximately Osaka away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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— 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Japan travel guide

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.