16 days in Japan Itinerary

16 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairo
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Cairo

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Akihabara, Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine, and other attractions you added. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kanda Myojin and National Museum of Western Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nezu Shrine and Hozomon. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kyu Iwasakitei Teien, get to know the fascinating history of Kokyo Gaien National Garden, and steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning website.

Cairo, Egypt to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cairo to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairo in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Odawara Castle
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hokan-ji Temple Yasaka no To, Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kyoto using our trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get some historical perspective at Daishoin Temple and Peace Flame. Do some cultural sightseeing at Itsukushima Shrine Torii and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Misen Wild Woods & Senjokaku). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound, and explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii

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