19 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

19 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 9 nights
2
Kyoto
— 8 nights

9
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Moroiso Shores and Lake Ashi (Ashinoko). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shirasato Central Beach and Oki no Shima. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Samuraikibun Kamakura (in Kamakura), Miura Kaingan Beach (in Miura) and Yokosuka (Nagasawa Beach & Akiya, Tateishi Coast). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and stop by Odaiba District.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Tokyo is 9 hours. In September, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tateyama, Hakone-machi, Shirako-machi, Miura, Yokosuka
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nara Park and Matsue Swimming Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Gion. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Ichibirian Main Store (in Namba), Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, get outside with Suma Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and kick back and relax at Amore Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Himeji, Akashi, Suma Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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