18 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

18 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 14 nights
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights

14
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Catholic Yukinosita Church, &more), Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama) and Mitaka (Ghibli Museum Mitaka & Eco Farm Takahashi). Have a day of magic on the 14th (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, visit Odaiba District, and get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Urayasu, Mitaka, Hakone-machi, Sankeien Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, thendon't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): wander the streets of Gion, make a trip to Nijo Castle, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip builder.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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