15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  17​h
1
Tokyo
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  21​h
End: Raleigh

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo tour itinerary planner.

Raleigh, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Raleigh to Tokyo. March in Tokyo sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Urayasu, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Lake Kawaguchi
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Kyoto sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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