12 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

12 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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Start: Denver
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Train:  16 h
1
Tokyo
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Kyoto
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  18 h 15 min
End: Denver

5
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Edo-Tokyo Museum and Tokyo National Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Toi Beach and Lake Kawaguchi. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Fuji, about 2h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Tokyo Disneyland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo, and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder app.

Denver, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Denver to Tokyo, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Tokyo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Kawaguchi, Tokyo Disneyland, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Toi Beach
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Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nara Park. Let the collections at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Kyoto International Manga Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum), Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Todaiji Temple Cultural Center (in Nara). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, explore the world behind art at Hosomi Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Himeji Castle
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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