7 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

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7 days in Kyoto & Tokyo Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Hakodate
train:  9​h
1
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Sydney

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.
You've added Arashiyama, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Sento Imperial Palace (Sento Gosho), and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nijo Castle and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ginkaku-ji Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, make a trip to Gion, and contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine.

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Hakodate to Kyoto is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In April, Kyoto is a bit warmer than Hakodate - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinjuku Golden Gai, Sensō-ji, Art Jeunesse Akihabara, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, wander the streets of Kagurazaka, and then make a trip to Shinjuku Golden Gai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): get impressive views of Mount Fuji, take in the exciting artwork at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mount Fuji
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Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Art Jeunesse Akihabara ©
Art Jeunesse Akihabara

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