10 days in Tokyo, Nagoya & Kyoto Itinerary

10 days in Tokyo, Nagoya & Kyoto Itinerary

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10 days in Tokyo, Nagoya & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  15​h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Nagoya
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Kyoto
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Samurai Museum and The National Art Center, Tokyo. Get a sense of the local culture at Kitchen Town (Kappabashi) and Marunouchi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Yokohama (Minato Mirai 21 & Cupnoodles Museum Yokohama) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ueno, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, shop like a local with Omotesando, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder website .

Bengaluru, India to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Tokyo. Traveling from Bengaluru in November, expect nights in Tokyo to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are colder, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Yokohama, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Minato Mirai 21 ©
Minato Mirai 21
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 4th (Sun), examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, don't miss a visit to Nagoya TV Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Yamazaki River, then get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally shop like a local with Sakae. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Inuyama Castle, then wander the streets of Osu Shopping Street, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and finally see the interesting displays at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nagoya road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in November, you will find days in Nagoya are little chillier (16°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Inuyama Castle
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Atsuta Jingu Shrine ©
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park ©
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nara Park and Yasaka Shrine. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pontocho and Toji. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Kasuga Grand Shrine (in Nara) and Kobe (Kobe Harborland & Arima Onsen). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Minami (Namba), don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tofuku-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Nagoya to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kobe, Nara, Minami (Namba)
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Toji ©
Toji
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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