8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
— 3 nights
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Tokyo
— 3 nights

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Kyoto is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Kyoto. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, you will find days in Kyoto are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, thenmake a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally make a trip to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Ueno Park, thenget your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally explore the galleries of Tokyo National Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo sightseeing app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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