5 days in Japan Itinerary

5 days in Japan Itinerary

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5 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan and Museum of Oriental Ceramics. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara Park (in Nara) and Dotonbori (in Osaka). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Gion and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online tour planner .

Mumbai, India to Kyoto is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Kyoto is 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara Park
Highlights from your plan
Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji and then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo vacation planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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