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.
Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Senso-ji Temple and Harajuku Takeshita-dori. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder .

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 moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. In May, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Toronto - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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.
Get some cultural insight at Gion and Dotonbori. Appreciate the collections at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan and Todaiji Temple Cultural Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Nara Park (in Nara) and Osaka Castle (in Osaka). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto holiday maker site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
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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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