9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  23​h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Winnipeg

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, look for gifts at The Tsukiji Market, then don't miss a visit to Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and then explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder.

Winnipeg, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in October, expect Tokyo to be much hotter, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, parks, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Kiyomizu-dera, don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market, admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

1
night
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 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, then pause for some photo ops at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima custom trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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