18 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

18 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 14 nights
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Kyoto
— 3 nights

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama), Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple, Catholic Yukinosita Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker app.

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. In April, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel 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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, then don'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, then contemplate 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 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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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