8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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8 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  29​h
1
Tokyo
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Sao Paulo

1
day
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 20th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple and then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip maker website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Tokyo, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

3
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Kinkaku-ji and Sanjusangendo Temple are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara Park (in Nara) and Dotonbori (in Osaka). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Gion, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, trek along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Heian Shrine.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip app .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara Park, Dotonbori
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2
nights
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 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
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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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