19 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Shimukappu-mura Itinerary

19 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Shimukappu-mura Itinerary

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19 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Shimukappu-mura Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  8​h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
3
Kyoto
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h
4
Shimukappu-mura
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Akihabara, Asakusa, Harajuku Takeshita-dori, and other attractions you added. Kids will enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Omotesando, make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and pause for some photo ops at Hachiko.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in January, things will get much colder in Tokyo: highs are around 50°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Mt. Iwatake Ishiyama
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

1
night
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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto travel tool .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Rental Cycle. You'll explore and learn at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center and Hosomi Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nara Park and Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan. See even more of Kyoto: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary planner .

You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Shimukappu-mura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kyoto Rental Cycle ©
Kyoto Rental Cycle

8
nights
Shimukappu-mura

Shimukappu-mura ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Shimukappu-mura vacation builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kyoto to Shimukappu-mura. Traveling from Kyoto in January, you will find days in Shimukappu-mura are colder (26°F), and nights are slightly colder (21°F). You will leave for home on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Shimukappu-mura

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 27:
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Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido ©
Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido

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