8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan trip itinerary planner

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Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train
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Kyoto
— 1 day
Train
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Tokyo
— 4 nights
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Tokyo

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hozomon and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland and then look for gifts at Bon Voyage.

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Phoenix, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Tokyo is 16 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in October, with highs in Tokyo at 72°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Kyoto

— 1 day
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.
You've added Nishiki Market Shopping District, Biwako Terrace, Ginkakuji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine, then make a trip to Biwako Terrace, and finally hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto online day trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Tokyo

— 4 nights
Harajuku Tourist Information Center has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sanrio Puroland and Keisei Rose Garden. Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo DisneySea and Diver City Tokyo Plaza. Explore Tokyo further: enjoy the dining and entertainment at Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Shopping · Nightlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.