8 days in Japan Itinerary

8 days in Japan Itinerary

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Start: Phoenix
Fly:  1 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Phoenix

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 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hozomon, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and then explore the galleries of KidZania Tokyo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea, and then look for gifts at Bon Voyage.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo vacation tool.

Phoenix, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Phoenix to Tokyo, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in October, expect Tokyo to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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KidZania Tokyo ©
KidZania Tokyo
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

1
day
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.
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, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine, thenmake 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 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 catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Otsu
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Ginkakuji Temple

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes teamLab☆Planets as well as Harajuku Tourist Information Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Funabashi Andersen Park and Tokyo Port Wildbird Park. Family-friendly places like Meiji Shrine Imperial Garden and Sanrio Puroland will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Keisei Rose Garden in Yachiyo (about 58 minutes away). See some other sides of Tokyo: take in a show at Robot Restaurant and buy something for everyone on your list at Diver City Tokyo Plaza.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Theme Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Keisei Rose Garden, Funabashi Andersen Park, Sanrio Puroland
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teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Funabashi Andersen Park ©
Funabashi Andersen Park
Sanrio Puroland ©
Sanrio Puroland

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