11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  23​h
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tokyo DisneySea, Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, Sensō-ji, and other attractions. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine and pause for some photo ops at Hachiko.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker .

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Tokyo is 17 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 74°F. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Samurai Experience, Nishiki Market and Gion. On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and then don't miss a visit to Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): shop like a local with Nishiki Market, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then learn something new at Kyoto Samurai Experience.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Skytree, Mega Web, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa and then take in the views from Rainbow Bridge. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at teamLab Borderless, find something for the whole family at Mega Web, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo online route builder .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree
Rainbow Bridge ©
Rainbow Bridge

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