15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— Few hours
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Sydney

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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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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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 Seikanji Temple, Nishiki Market Shopping District and Universal Studios Japan. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Kyoto.

Before you visit Kyoto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gion
Gion

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Omoide Yokocho, Imperial Palace, Hachiko, and other attractions. See even more of Tokyo: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, visit Odaiba, walk around Rikugien Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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