10 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

10 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights

3
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 18th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Kanda Myojin, admire the masterpieces at teamLab☆Planets, kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), thenwander the streets of Ginza, and finally look for gifts at Ginza Itoya Hontren. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, take a stroll through Shimokitazawa, make a trip to Hozomon, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Ueno District.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online travel route planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in March: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Shimokitazawa ©
Shimokitazawa
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Ueno District ©
Ueno District

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Tenryuji Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip maker tool.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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