15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dallas

6
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 Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Sumo Museum, Takeshita Street, and other attractions you added. Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take a stroll through Akihabara, and don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

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Dallas, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Dallas to Tokyo. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dallas in April, with highs in Tokyo at 67°F and lows at 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

7
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 Kyoto Imperial Palace as well as Tofuku-ji Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Himeji Castle will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Dotonbori (in Osaka) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Todaiji Temple Cultural Center). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Gion, examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Nara, Himeji Castle, Dotonbori
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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