7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Osaka
— 1 night
Train
4
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train to Hakata, Fly to Bengaluru

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Tokyo

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and finally ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rikugien Garden, stroll around Ueno Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and finally make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool.

Bengaluru, India to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, things will get cooler in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Kyoto

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then make a trip to Nijo Castle, and finally visit Gion.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Osaka

— 1 night
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 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Osaka tour site.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

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 7th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Japan travel guide

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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.