15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— Few hours
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  3​h
3
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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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.
To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online journey planner .

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Tokyo. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Tokyo at 28°C and lows at 19°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Toei Kyoto Studio Park, Seikanji Temple, Nishiki Market, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishi Honganji.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Universal Studios Japan
Find places to stay May 12 — 18:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
You've added Omoide Yokocho, Imperial Palace, Hachiko, and other attractions to your itinerary. Enjoy Tokyo some more: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and stroll around Rikugien Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online day trip planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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