15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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Tokyo
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Kyoto
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Tokyo
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ghibli Museum Mitaka as well as Meguro River. Let the collections at Nezu Museum and Oya History Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Asakusa Shrine and Senso-ji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) & Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine) and Pola Museum of Art (in Hakone-machi). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Nezu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hie Jinjya, don't miss a visit to Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai), and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In May in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

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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 cultural insight at Kinkaku-ji and Tofuku-ji Temple. You'll explore and learn at Miho Museum and Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Hikone Castle (in Hikone), Atsuta Jingu Shrine (in Nagoya) and Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple & Koyasan Okunoin). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and make a trip to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Omotesando Hills, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Meiji Jingu Shrine, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Asakusa Shrine and Kichijoji. Do your shopping at Ginza and Takeshita Street. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Koganei, approximately Koganei away. See even more of Tokyo: get engrossed in the history at Kanda Myojin, look for gifts at Ginza Itoya Hontren, take a stroll through Kagurazaka, and shop like a local with Asakusa.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planning site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

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