22 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

22 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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22 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  12​h
1
Tokyo
— 9 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

9
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pola Museum of Art. Get some cultural insight at Asakusa Shrine and Nezu Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), & more), Semba Boadwalk (in Mito) and Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja (in Fujiyoshida). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, wander the streets of Ueno, admire the masterpieces at Nezu Museum, and don't miss a visit to Naritasan Omote Sando.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 7 hours. In April, Tokyo is a bit cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamakura, Mitsumine Shrine, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Semba Boadwalk, Naritasan Omote Sando
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Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) ©
Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple)

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.
Appreciate the collections at Miho Museum and CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Byodoin (in Uji) and Hikone Castle (in Hikone). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ise Shrine Geku.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto holiday maker website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Otsu, Sakurai, Yoshino-cho
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Kyoto Gyoen National Garden ©
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Kagurazaka, contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River, admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, then take a stroll through Kitchen Town (Kappabashi), and finally don't miss a visit to KidZania Tokyo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kichijoji, Mt. Takao
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Ota Memorial Museum of Art ©
Ota Memorial Museum of Art
KidZania Tokyo ©
KidZania Tokyo
Hie Jinjya ©
Hie Jinjya

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