5 days in Japan Itinerary

5 days in Japan Itinerary

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Kyoto
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Tokyo
— 1 night

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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 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Gion, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kyoto tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Kyoto. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Kyoto reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, thentake a stroll through Ginza, thendon't miss a visit to Tokyo National Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Tokyo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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

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