19 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

19 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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19 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + bus:  19​h
1
Kyoto
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 10 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  17​h 45​min
End: Ottawa

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Dotonbori, & more) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple & Nara Park). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Arashiyama, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto vacation planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Kyoto is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Ottawa to Kyoto. Traveling from Ottawa in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Kyoto: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

10
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 Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura). Have a day of magic on the 1st (Sat) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tokyo attractions planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Urayasu, Kōtoku-in
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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