5 days in Japan Itinerary

5 days in Japan Itinerary

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5 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + train:  10​h
1
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  9​h 15​min
End: Boracay

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toji and Tofuku-ji Temple. Do your shopping at Dotonbori and Nishiki Market. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto route website .

Boracay, Philippines to Kyoto is an approximately 10-hour combination of ferry, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Boracay in May, with highs in Kyoto at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Dotonbori
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Toji ©
Toji

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, and then examine the collection at Samurai Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

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