9 days in Japan & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

9 days in Japan & Rio de Janeiro Itinerary

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Kyoto, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Kyoto, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heian Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, make a trip to Nijo Castle, then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine.

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Pune, India to Kyoto is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Pune to Kyoto. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo route planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Tokyo sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
On the 12th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, take some stellar pictures from Leblon Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, stroll through Praia de Ipanema, then stroll through Parque Lage, then appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and finally view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro trip tool.

You can fly from Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro in 29 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a -12 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in December, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.