9 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

9 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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9 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Urayasu (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip site .

Singapore, Singapore to Tokyo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Tokyo to be colder, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan). There's much more to do: get great views at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo-jo Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip builder site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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