8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  15 h
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kanazawa
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Jaipur

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.
When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Jishu Shrine in Otsu, approximately Otsu away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take in the pleasant sights at Gion, and take a stroll through Arashiyama.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip planning app.

Jaipur, India to Kyoto is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Jaipur to Kyoto, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Kyoto is much colder than Jaipur - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Kanazawa

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Keep things going the next day: walk around Ishikawa Jumoku Park, savor the flavors at Fukumitsuya Sake Brewery, Kanazawa, make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, then examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kanazawa: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ishikawa Jumoku Park
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planning site.

Take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 19°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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