9 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Japan Itinerary

9 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Japan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  4​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 3 nights
+4
subway + taxi + Fly + bus + train:  14​h 30​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: New Delhi, India


3
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry. Visit Marari Beach and Cherai Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Mararikulam Beach in Mararikulam, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall and wander the streets of Jew Town.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be somewhat warmer, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Nijo-jo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Osaka to see Dotonbori about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Gion, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji.

Before you visit Kyoto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kochi (Cochin) to Kyoto takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Kyoto. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in May, things will get slightly colder in Kyoto: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, shop like a local with Asakusa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Ginza and then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo day trip tool .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

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