6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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6 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hiroshima
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima vacation builder .

New Delhi, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Hiroshima. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Hiroshima: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

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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 6th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hosomi Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
On the 8th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, then explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine and then get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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