10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Tokyo Haneda, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly

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Kyoto

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Toji and Shimogamo Jinja. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kifune Shrine, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kurama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple, and explore the activities along Kamogawa River.

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

Washington DC, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Washington DC to Kyoto. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kiddy Land Harajuku and Japan Wonder Travel. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, take in panoramic vistas at Observatory, Seaside Top, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly; or drive. August in Tokyo sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

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.