13 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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13 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  19​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Austin

5
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Odaiba, Meiji Jingu Shrine, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

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Austin, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Tokyo is 15 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Austin in March, with highs in Tokyo at 58°F and lows at 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

6
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Saihoji Temple, Nanzen-ji Temple, Maruyama Park, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Kyoto are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
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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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