9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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9 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Tokyo
— 3 nights
End: Tokyo

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.
For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In March in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

4
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.
You've added Todai-ji Temple, Gion Shirakawa, Osaka Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji. Get some cultural insight at Nara Park and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online visit planner .

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka Castle
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Toji ©
Toji

3
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Senso-ji Temple and Asakusa Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Enoshima Island and Meguro River. See some other sides of Tokyo: wander the streets of Odaiba, see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum, and make a trip to Chidorigafuchi.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday planner .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Nature Parks

Side Trip

Enoshima Island
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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