9 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

9 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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9 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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.
Jojakkoji Temple and Shimogamo Jinja will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) and Sanzen-in Temple. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nanzen-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary planner .

Dallas, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Dallas to Kyoto. Traveling from Dallas in November, expect nights in Kyoto to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Nishi Honganji ©
Nishi Honganji
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Railway Museum and Asakusa Shrine. Visit Kencho-ji Temple and Asakusa Fujiasama Shrine for their historical value. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ueno, explore the engaging exhibits at KidZania Tokyo, make a trip to Nezu Shrine, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozomon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Tokyo are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kencho-ji Temple, The Railway Museum
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
The Railway Museum ©
The Railway Museum
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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