6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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6 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  6 h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, take a stroll through Nihonbashi Bridge, then take a stroll through Ginza, and finally take a stroll through Ueno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Takao and then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker website .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Tokyo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Tokyo. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in November, with highs in Tokyo at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Mt. Takao, Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
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Ueno ©
Ueno
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum ©
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Miho Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Nishinomiya Shrine. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Arima Onsen (in Kita), Dotonbori (in Osaka) and CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA (in Ikeda). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple and steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kyoto are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Baths

Side Trips

Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, Arima Onsen, Nishinomiya Shrine, Miho Museum, Dotonbori
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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