9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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.
On your second day here, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dallas to Tokyo, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

5
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 list of things to see and do now includes Yoshimine-dera, Nishiki Market, Kyoto Handicraft Center, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and wander the streets of Gion.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Uji
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Fuuka-Kimono ©
Fuuka-Kimono

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