15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 12 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
End: Tokyo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Memorial Warships Mikasa. For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Asakusa. Get in touch with nature at Rental Kimono Sakura and Kimono & Geisha Experience COCOMO. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, take a stroll through Takeshita Street, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In May in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel 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 ©
Odaiba

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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, take a peaceful walk through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, and then make a trip to Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nara Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online tour planner .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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