9 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

9 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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9 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Newark

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, walk around Ueno Park, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip app .

Newark, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Tokyo is 14 hours. Traveling from Newark in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then get to know the resident critters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and then make a trip to Gion.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Theme Parks
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toei Kyoto Studio Park ©
Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama

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