7 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

7 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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7 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Step out of Tokyo to go to Urayasu and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday builder site .

Los Angeles, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, expect nights in Tokyo to be slightly colder, around 36°F, while days are much colder, around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then make a trip to Gion, and then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip builder site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in February, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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