12 days in Narita, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

12 days in Narita, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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12 days in Narita, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + train:  11​h 30​min
1
Narita
— 1 night
train:  4​h
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Tokyo
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Narita
— 1 day
train + Fly:  14​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Narita

Narita
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Narita day trip planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Narita is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Narita. June in Narita sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 63°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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 list of things to see and do now includes Kyoto International Manga Museum, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kinkaku-ji, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Mt. Kurama and Nanzen-ji Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Kifune-jinja Shrine and Shimogamo Jinja.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel planner.

You can take a train from Narita to Kyoto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja

7
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 Bar High Five, Kōtoku-in, Hokoku-ji Temple Bamboo Grove, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at teamLab Planets TOKYO.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tokyo online visit planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Narita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

1
day
Narita

Narita ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get maximum retail therapy with Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Three-storied Pagoda, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Narita online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Narita in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Narita

Tours Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

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