13 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights

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.
You've added Tokyo DisneySea, Robot Restaurant, Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Kōtoku-in and Kaizoji Temple for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tokyo National Museum and Akihabara. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple Kannondo & Hase-dera Temple). There's more to do: head outdoors with Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Kamakura, Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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.
Shop till you drop at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Matsue Swimming Beach (in Akashi) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Arashiyama, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Matsue Swimming Beach, Himeji Castle
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, wander the streets of Ginza, and then stop by Ginza. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Takeshita Street, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), and finally stop by Akihabara.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo route app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

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