10 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

10 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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10 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
Have a day of magic on the 6th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Tokyo is 14 hours. In May, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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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.
When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Osaka Castle in Osaka, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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