11 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

11 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Train:  18 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Salt Lake City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Asakusa Shrine and Nezu Museum. Visit Kencho-ji Temple and Kanda Myojin for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ueno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, and visit Yanaka.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.

Salt Lake City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Tokyo is 16 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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.
Get some historical perspective at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tenryuji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan, Koyasan Okunoin, &more), Ise (Oharai-machi, Ise Shrine Geku, &more) and Hikone Castle (in Hikone). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple, and steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour website.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Ise, Hikone Castle, Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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