19 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

19 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto
— 7 nights
2
Tokyo
— 10 nights

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online holiday planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Kyoto is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Ottawa to Kyoto, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in May, expect Kyoto to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

10
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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Kamakura and see Kōtoku-in, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Odaiba District, and get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday planning website.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kōtoku-in
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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