9 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

9 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Train:  9 h 30 min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Salt Lake City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Ginza. Head to Omotesando and Asakusafor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum and kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo vacation builder.

Salt Lake City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Tokyo. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nara Park and Mt. Kurama. Popular historic sites such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle are in your itinerary. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Dotombori in Dotombori, approximately Dotombori away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, stop by Gion, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto tour builder.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Nara Park, Dotombori
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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