7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  13​h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Doha

2
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, get to know the fascinating history of Imperial Palace, and take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Doha in October, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
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.
Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Heian Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto journey planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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