21 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

21 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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21 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 9 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 9 nights
train + Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Visit Asakusa Shrine and Sensō-ji for their historical value. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pola Museum of Art. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), & more), Semba Boadwalk (in Mito) and Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja (in Fujiyoshida). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, take a stroll through Yanaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hikawa Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Kamakura, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Pola Museum of Art, Naritasan Omote Sando, Mitsumine Shrine (Chichibu)
Highlights from your plan
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

9
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate Miho Museum and Koyasan Reihokan Museum. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Sakurai (Hase-dera Temple & Omiwa Shrine), Nara (Nara National Museum, Nigatsu-do Temple, & more) and CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA (in Ikeda). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku, and steep yourself in history at Byodoin.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary website .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Ise, Sakurai, Otsu
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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