5 days in Japan Itinerary

5 days in Japan Itinerary

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1
Tokyo
— 1 night
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): wander the streets of Ginza.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo tour itinerary maker tool.

San Diego, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Tokyo is 17 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in December; daily highs in Tokyo reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Ginza ©
Ginza

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.
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, thensteep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, thendon't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online trip maker.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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