15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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15 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 6 nights
train:  3​h
3
Tokyo
— 4 nights
End: Tokyo

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've added Aoyama Street, Hachiko, teamLab Borderless, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner .

If you are flying in from Chile, the closest major airports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

6
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Namba Yasaka Shrine, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Shinsekai, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara Park (in Nara), Osaka (Osaka Castle & Dotonbori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Arashiyama, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kyoto travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara Park
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shibuya Parco, Ginza, Tokyo Central Railway Station, and other attractions you added. Have a day of magic on the 17th (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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