8 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

8 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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8 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Islamabad

3
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Skytree, and get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary website .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Tokyo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Islamabad in July, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary app .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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