11 days in Japan Itinerary

11 days in Japan Itinerary

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11 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + train:  2​h 30​min
3
Koya-cho
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Toronto

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 Karaoke Kan Shibuya, Tokyo Great Running Tour, Tokyo Skytree, and other attractions. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Takeshita Street and Yurakucho. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Asakusa and make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Tokyo is 14 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect Tokyo to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yurakucho ©
Yurakucho
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

4
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 Nishiki Market Shopping District, Higashiyama Hanatouro, Nara Park, and other attractions you added. Get some cultural insight at Osaka Castle and Kyoto Station Building.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara Park
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Koyasan Okunoin has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Koyasan Daimon, steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torodo Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Koya-cho route planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Torodo Temple ©
Torodo Temple
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple

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