10 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

10 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

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10 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Tokyo, Japan
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
End: Tokyo, Japan

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Ginza and Takeshita Street. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Odaiba, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, shop like a local with Asakusa, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

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If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. May in Tokyo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

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Kyoto, Japan

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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Sanjusangendo Temple for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Dotonbori & Osaka Castle). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Gion, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Insadong, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and then shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, then make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village, and then get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Seoul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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