7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get some historical perspective at Tofuku-ji Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Step out of Kyoto to go to Osaka and see Dotonbori, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Gion.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip maker tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Kyoto at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dotonbori
Highlights from your plan
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): wander the streets of Odaiba and then wander the streets of Ginza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, make a trip to Tokyo National Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Takeshita Street, and finally examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo travel planning app .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Tokyo are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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