7 days in Japan Itinerary

7 days in Japan Itinerary

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7 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Shimamoto-cho
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Suntory Yamazaki Distillery, and then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Kyoto is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Shimamoto-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Tours

Side Trip

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Shimamoto-cho

Shimamoto-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Expo '70 Commemorative Park and then steep yourself in history at Iwashimizu Hachimangu.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shimamoto-cho day trip planning app .

Drive from Kyoto to Shimamoto-cho in an hour. In November in Shimamoto-cho, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Shimamoto-cho

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iwashimizu Hachimangu, Expo '70 Commemorative Park
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Expo '70 Commemorative Park ©
Expo '70 Commemorative Park
Iwashimizu Hachimangu ©
Iwashimizu Hachimangu

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, then get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shimamoto-cho to Tokyo. December in Tokyo sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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