11 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Niseko-cho Itinerary

11 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Niseko-cho Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Kyoto
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Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Niseko-cho
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Niseko-cho
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Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Tokyo Haneda International Airport
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Tokyo
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Tokyo

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Shibuya Crossing and then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery Marusan.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour travel. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in Tokyo to be a bit cooler, around 35°F, while days are cooler, around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Kyoto

— 3 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and admire the striking features of Jishu Shrine.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online tour itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Niseko-cho

— 2 nights

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Soga Hokuei Stone Circle, then get outside with Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, then hit the slopes at Niseko Village Ski Resort, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and then head outdoors with Hokkaido Backcountry Club.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kyoto to Niseko-cho. In January, Niseko-cho is little chillier than Kyoto - with highs of 33°F and lows of 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 1 night
On the 15th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Hachiko, then make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, and then get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Niseko-cho to Tokyo with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Niseko-cho in January: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 50°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip