6 days in Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

6 days in Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

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6 days in Kyoto & Hiroshima Itinerary

Start: Kyoto
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Kyoto


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.
Get in touch with nature at Kamogawa River and Nara Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nanzen-ji Temple and Toji. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Kasuga Grand Shrine about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tofuku-ji Temple, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and hike along Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip builder .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kamogawa River ©
Kamogawa River

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then appreciate the history behind Peace Bell, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, then stroll through Momijidani Park, and finally step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima route maker website .

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. In March in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Shukkei-en Garden ©
Shukkei-en Garden

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