8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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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 2nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima vacation planner.

Bengaluru, India to Hiroshima is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, things will get little chillier in Hiroshima: highs are around 26°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Kyoto — 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Tokyo — 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online route planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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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.