10 days in Japan Itinerary

10 days in Japan Itinerary

Yael Sahar

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10 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
3
Tokyo
— Few hours
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fukagawa Edo Museum, Mocha Cat Cafe, Omotesando, and other attractions. There's more to do: make a trip to Chidorigafuchi.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo journey tool .

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Tokyo at 58°F and lows at 43°F. You will leave for Kyoto on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:
Highlights from your plan
Mori Art Museum ©
Mori Art Museum
Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Nishiki Market, Kyoto Free Walking Tour, and other attractions. There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto day trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. You will leave for Tokyo on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

few
hours
Tokyo

Tokyo
To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. On the 8th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

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