3 days in Japan Itinerary

3 days in Japan Itinerary

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3 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 1 night
train + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tokyo Central Railway Station, shop like a local with Tsukiji Market, shop like a local with Ginza, then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo vacation trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Tokyo is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manila in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 20°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari Taisha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Philosopher's Walk and then make a trip to Gion.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto holiday planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, Kyoto is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Gion
Gion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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