15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Kyoto
— 5 nights
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Tokyo
— 2 nights

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Tokyo

— 7 nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Chidorigafuchi and Hozomon. Asakusa Shrine and Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Mito (Old Mito Shoko Hall Site, Kodokan Park, &more), Himezuka Burial Mound (in Oarai-machi) and Narita (Naritasan Omote Sando & Sakura no yama Park). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sengaku-ji Temple, and take a stroll through Ueno District.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport, Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base and Yokota Air Base. In March in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 24:

Kyoto

— 5 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Explore hidden gems such as Tenryuji Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yasaka Shrine, make a trip to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, steep yourself in history at Honen-in, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:

Tokyo

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, look for gifts at Kiddy Land Harajuku, then admire the masterpieces at Ota Memorial Museum of Art, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Arona Spa. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, explore the world behind art at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, then admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sumida River, and finally make a trip to Tokyo Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Museums · Spas · Shopping
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