15 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

15 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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15 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + train:  21​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Himeji (Nagoyama Reien Busharito, Himeji Castle, & more) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary maker tool .

Charlotte, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. When traveling from Charlotte in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Kyoto, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Himeji
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip builder .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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