12 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

12 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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12 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Krakow
+2
train + foot + Fly:  18​h
1
Tokyo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Krakow

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Edo-Tokyo Museum will thrill your kids. Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan will appeal to museum buffs. Have a day of magic on the 25th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, meet the residents at Ueno Zoo, and get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip tool .

Krakow, Poland to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Krakow to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Krakow in April; daily highs in Tokyo reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

7
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 Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Kids will enjoy Universal Studios Japan and Nara Park. Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Todai-ji Temple about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, don't miss a visit to Arashiyama, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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