8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Kawaguchi
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Nara
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Osaka
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Hiroshima
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Osaka

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Sun), shop like a local with Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, then wander the streets of Ginza, and finally take a stroll through Takeshita Street.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

If you are flying in from Indonesia, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. November in Tokyo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

1
night
Kawaguchi

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitsuzoin Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saifuku-ji Temple, and then stroll around Kawaguchi Green Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kawaguchi travel planning site .

Getting from Tokyo to Kawaguchi by car takes about an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Historic Sites Parks
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Mitsuzoin Temple ©
Mitsuzoin Temple
Saifuku-ji Temple ©
Saifuku-ji Temple
Kawaguchi Green Center ©
Kawaguchi Green Center

2
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.
On the 26th (Tue), stroll around Yodoryokuchi Park, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then stop by Fuuka-Kimono, and finally make a trip to Gion.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Kawaguchi to Kyoto with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, stroll around Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, and finally stop by Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Nara journey builder tool .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In November, daytime highs in Nara are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, make a trip to Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and then wander the streets of Dotonbori.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Osaka travel route planning app .

You can take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Osaka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

1
day
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 30th (Sat), examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima online trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. November in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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