15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 12 nights
2
Kyoto
— 1 night

12
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.
You've now added Memorial Warships Mikasa to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Rental Kimono Sakura and Kimono & Geisha Experience COCOMO. Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Fukagawa Edo Museum are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Memorial Warships Mikasa
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Monkey Park Iwatayama and Nara Park. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monkey Park Iwatayama, walk around Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, and then take a stroll through Gion. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Nijo Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thenidentify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip website.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

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