10 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

10 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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10 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + train:  19​h 15​min
1
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, & more) and Himeji (Koko-en Garden, Himeji Castle, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto holiday builder tool .

Washington DC, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Himeji, Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, wander the streets of Odaiba, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tokyo planner .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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