8 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

8 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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8 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Train:  13​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
For shopping fun, head to Dotonbori or Naramachi Nakanishi Yosaburo. Visit Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara (Nara Park & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and admire the striking features of Jishu Shrine.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Kyoto driving holiday planning tool .

Amritsar, India to Kyoto is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Amritsar to Kyoto. Traveling from Amritsar in February, expect nights in Kyoto to be slightly colder, around 1°C, while days are cooler, around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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.
For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Harajuku Takeshita-dori. Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Tokyo to go to Mitaka and see Ghibli Museum Mitaka, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Odaiba, browse the exhibits of Art Jeunesse Akihabara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and meet the residents at Ueno Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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