4 days in Japan Itinerary

4 days in Japan Itinerary

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4 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Kuching
Fly + Train:  11​h
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Kuching

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodaiji Temple. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner .

Kuching, Malaysia to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuching to Kyoto. In November, Kyoto is much colder than Kuching - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nara
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Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and then shop like a local with Kitchen Town (Kappabashi).

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo holiday builder app .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Hie Jinjya ©
Hie Jinjya

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