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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Karaoke Kan Shibuya, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, VR Zone Shinjuku, and other attractions you added. For shopping fun, head to Takeshita Street or Yurakucho. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Tokyo at 36°C and lows at 28°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Nightlife
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.
You've added Kinkaku-ji, Ninja Dojo and Store, Gion, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Osaka Castle and Kyoto Station Building.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary website .

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

Things to do in Kyoto

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara Park
Highlights from your plan
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

1
night
Koya-cho

Koya-cho ©
Koyasan Okunoin has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Koyasan Daimon, make a trip to Koyasan Danjo Garan, then stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torodo Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Koya-cho online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kyoto to Koya-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Koya-cho can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koya-cho

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

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